Saint Peter Port
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Saint Peter Port,town (1991 pop. 16,100), capital of Guernsey, Channel Islands. Its shallow harbor is protected by piers; vegetables, fruits, and flowers are exported. Hauteville House, the residence of Victor HugoHugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte
, 1802–85, French poet, dramatist, and novelist, b. Besançon. His father was a general under Napoleon. As a child he was taken to Italy and Spain and at a very early age had published his first book of poems, resolving "to be
..... Click the link for more information. from 1856 to 1870, contains memorials of the author. The 13th-century Castle Cornet is on an islet near the town. The Church of St. Peter, partly 14th cent., is considered the finest on the islands. Elizabeth College for boys was founded there in 1563.