Pierre Corneille, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre Corneille

French tragedian

Date of Birth: 06-Jun-1606

Place of Birth: Rouen, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 01-Oct-1684

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, translator, author, poet lawyer

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Pierre Corneille

  • Pierre Corneille (French pronunciation: ?[pj?? k??n?j]; Rouen, 6 June 1606 – Paris, 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian.
  • He is generally considered one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy along formal lines, but later quarrelled with him, especially over his best-known play, Le Cid, about a medieval Spanish warrior, which was denounced by the newly formed Académie française for breaching the unities.
  • He continued to write well-received tragedies for nearly forty years.

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