Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

French politician and writer

Date of Birth: 24-Jan-1763

Place of Birth: Joué-lès-Tours, Centre-Val de Loire, France

Date of Death: 14-Apr-1842

Profession: writer, lawyer, poet, politician, playwright, children's writer, librettist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jean-Nicolas Bouilly

  • Jean-Nicolas Bouilly (24 January 1763 – 14 April 1842) was a French playwright, librettist, children's writer, and politician of the French Revolution.
  • He is best known for writing a libretto, supposedly based on a true story, about a woman who disguises herself as a man to rescue her husband from prison, which formed the basis of Beethoven's opera Fidelio as well as a number of other operas.

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