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Pierre Corneille

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

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

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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

June 6, 1606
Rouen, Upper Normandy, France
June 9, 1606
Rouen, Upper Normandy, France
January 10, 1642
Age 35
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
September 7, 1643
Age 37
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
Age 45
October 1, 1684
Age 78
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Paris, Île-de-France, France