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Molière (1622–1673)

Molière (mō-lyãr’), the stage-name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin. The greatest of French dramatists; born in Paris, Jan. 15?, 1622; died there, Feb. 17, 1673. His greatest works were his comedies of character, ‘The School for Wives’ (1662); ‘Tartuffe’ (1664), thought by many to be his masterpiece; ‘Don Juan’ (1665); ‘The Misanthrope’ (1666); ‘The Miser’ (1668); ‘The Tradesman Turned Gentleman’ (1670); ‘The Learned Ladies’ (1672); ‘The Imaginary Invalid’ (1673). Other renowned dramas were: ‘The Affected Ladies’ (1659); ‘Sganarelle’ (1660); ‘The School for Husbands’ (1661); ‘The Physician in Spite of Himself’ (1666); ‘Georges Dandin’ (1668). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).