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Jean de Mairet (1604–1686)

Mairet, Jean de (mā-rā’). A French dramatist; born at Besançon, Jan. 4, 1604; died there, Jan. 31, 1686. The precursor of Corneille, like him he furthered the purification of the French stage. He wrote pastorals, tragedies, and tragi-comedies. Among his most original works were the pastoral ‘Silvanire’ (1625), and the first regular French tragedy, ‘Sophonisbe’ (1629), his best production.