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Description: On the "Place du Commissaire Maigret" in Liège, just behind the City Hall, you can "meet" the world-famous crime writer Georges Simenon with his unrepealed pipe!
This sculpture of Georges Simenon on the "Place du Commissaire Maigret" in Liège was placed February 13, 2004. In 2003, it was celebrated the year of Georges Simenon in connection with the centenary of his birth.
The creator of Inspector Maigret, the writer of Belgian origin Georges Simenon was born on February 13, 1903, Friday in Liège. He died on September 4, 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
He was known for his exceptional performance. Georges Simenon wrote a long criminal series comprising 75 novels and 28 short stories, in which partipated Inspector Maigret.The first novel dedicated to this character, was written in 1931 and the last in this long series was released in 1972.
This work by the sculptor Roger Lenertz and "Carrieres de Sprimont" was made on an idea of "La Libre Belgique - Gazette de Liège", courtesy of Mr. John Simenon.
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