Pierre Corneille

1606 - 1684

Pierre Corneille

Pierre Corneille (French pronunciation: ​[pjɛʁ kɔʁnɛj]; 6 June 1606 – 1 October 1684) was a French tragedian. He is generally considered 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Corneille has received more than 314,860 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 238th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Pierre Corneille ranks 236 out of 4,883Before him are Mary Wollstonecraft, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Nâzım Hikmet, W. Somerset Maugham, Carlo Goldoni, and Philip K. Dick. After him are Henri Charrière, Henry Miller, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Martial, Prosper Mérimée, and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi.

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Among people born in 1606, Pierre Corneille ranks 2Before him is Rembrandt. After him are Li Zicheng, Maria Anna of Spain, Christine of France, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Zhang Xianzhong, Joachim von Sandrart, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Frang Bardhi, and William Davenant. Among people deceased in 1684, Pierre Corneille ranks 1After him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia, Pieter de Hooch, Edme Mariotte, Nicola Amati, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Karl Eusebius, Prince of Liechtenstein, Anne Gonzaga, Josefa de Óbidos, Antoine Gombaud, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, and Johann Rosenmüller.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Corneille ranks 264 out of 4,109Before him are Elisabeth of Valois (1545), William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Arsène Wenger (1949), and W. Somerset Maugham (1874). After him are Vincent de Paul (1581), Henri Charrière (1906), Chlothar I (498), Berthe Morisot (1841), Prosper Mérimée (1803), and Hans Memling (1435).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Corneille ranks 43Before him are Jean Racine (1639), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Frédéric Mistral (1830), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), and W. Somerset Maugham (1874). After him are Henri Charrière (1906), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Antonin Artaud (1896), and Alphonse Daudet (1840).

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