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Pierre Corneille

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Birthplace: Rue de la Pie, Rouen, Upper Normandy, France
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Eglise Saint Roch, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Pierre Corneille and Marthe Le Pesant
Husband of Marie de Lampérière
Father of Pierre Corneille, sieur de Danville; Charles Corneille; Marie Corneille; Thomas Corneille and Marguerite Corneille
Brother of Marthe Corneille; Thomas Corneille, le Jeune and Jean Corneille

Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Pierre Corneille

See Wikipedia... Pierre Corneille (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ kɔʁnɛj]; 6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian, and 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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Pierre Corneille's Timeline

1606
June 6, 1606
Rouen, Upper Normandy, France
June 9, 1606
Rouen, Upper Normandy, France
1643
September 7, 1643
Age 37
1652
1652
Age 45
1684
October 1, 1684
Age 78
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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Paris, Île-de-France, France