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Sunday 25th of January 1874

149 years ago

Writer and playwright William Somerset Maugham is born in Embassy of the United Kingdom, 35 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, VIIIe, Paris, Île-de-France, France.

Since French law declared that all children born on French soil could be conscripted for military service his father arranged for Maugham to be born at the embassy, technically on British soil.