Molière





Molière


Born
in Paris, France
January 15, 1622

Died
February 17, 1673

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman).

From a prosperous family and having studied at the Jesuit Clermont College (now Lycée Louis-le-Grand), Molière was well suited to begin a life in the theatre. Thirteen years as an itinerant actor helped to polish his comic abilities while he also began writin
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The Misanthrope

3.78 avg rating — 13,192 ratings — published 1666 — 136 editions
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Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

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L'Avare

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Le Malade imaginaire

3.73 avg rating — 5,159 ratings — published 1673 — 166 editions
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L'École des Femmes

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Les Fourberies de Scapin

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