Jean Racine

1639 - 1699

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Jean Racine ( rass-EEN, US also rə-SEEN), baptized Jean-Baptiste Racine (French: [ʒɑ̃ batist ʁasin]; 22 December 1639 – 21 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, along with Molière and Corneille, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such "examples of neoclassical perfection" as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Racine has received more than 569,282 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Jean Racine is the 171st most popular writer (up from 185th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from France (up from 205th in 2019) and the 36th most popular French Writer.

Jean Racine is most famous for his dramatic tragedies, "Andromaque," "Phèdre," and "Berenice."

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Among writers, Jean Racine ranks 171 out of 5,794Before him are Petronius, Ivo Andrić, Fernando Pessoa, Juvenal, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, François-René de Chateaubriand, Dale Carnegie, Constantine VII, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

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Among people born in 1639, Jean Racine ranks 1After him are Ivan Mazepa, Dom Pérignon, Marie Mancini, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Laura Martinozzi, Gottfried Kirch, and Metacomet. Among people deceased in 1699, Jean Racine ranks 1After him are Christian V of Denmark, Henry Every, Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria, Maria Sophia of Neuburg, Mattia Preti, Hortense Mancini, François Le Fort, and Mary Beale.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Racine ranks 195 out of 5,234Before him are Saint Roch (1295), Roland Barthes (1915), Gustave Doré (1832), Henri Rousseau (1844), Henry II of England (1133), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1619). After him are Margaret of Valois (1553), François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Jean-Luc Godard (1930), Louis, Grand Dauphin (1661), and Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Jean Racine ranks 36Before him are Jean Cocteau (1889), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Sully Prudhomme (1839), André Breton (1896), Petronius (27), and Cyrano de Bergerac (1619). After him are François-René de Chateaubriand (1768), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Henri Charrière (1906), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Colette (1873), and Pierre Corneille (1606).