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Pierre Corneille
Detail from a portrait by Charles Le Brun
Born 6 June 1606
Rouen, Normandy
Died 1 October 1684 (aged 78)
Paris
Occupation Playwright
Nationality French
Genres Tragedy, comedy
Notable work(s) Le Cid
Spouse(s) Marie de Lampérière
Relative(s) Thomas Corneille

Pierre Corneille (June 6, 1606October 1, 1684) was a French playwright. He is one of the most famous 17th century French dramatists. Some others are Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

Works

  • Mélite (1629)
  • Clitandre (1630–31)
  • la Veuve (1631)
  • la Galerie du Palais (1631–32)
  • La Place royale (1633–34)
  • l'Illusion comique (1636)
  • Médée (1635)
  • le Cid (1637)
  • Horace (1640)
  • Cinna (1641)
  • Polyeucte (1642)
  • La Mort de Pompée (1643)
  • Le Menteur (1643)
  • Rodogune (1644)
  • Héraclius (1647)
  • Don Sanche d'Aragon (1650)
  • Andromède, (1650)
  • Nicomède, (1651)
  • Pertharite, (1651)
  • l'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (1656)
  • Oedipe (1659)
  • Trois Discours sur le poème dramatique (1660)
  • La Toison d'or (1660)
  • Sertorius (1662)
  • Othon (1664)
  • Agésilas (1666)
  • Attila (1667)
  • Tite et Bérénice (1670)
  • Psyché (w/ Molière and Philippe Quinault,1671)
  • Suréna (1674)


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