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Becque, Henri Francois

Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1899 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Dramatist


1837 - Born on the 9th of April in Lille.

1867 - Wrote the book of an opera Sardanapale in imitation of Lord Byron for the music of M. Victorin Joncires.

1870 - Appeared his first work Michel Pauper.

1886 - The importance of this sombre drama was first realized when it was revived at the Odon.

1882-1886 - Wrote Les Corbeaux established Becque's position as an innovator, and he produced his most successful play, La Parisienne.

1890-1895 - His other works include Querelles littiraires, and Souvenirs dun auteur dramatique, consisting chiefly of reprinted articles in which he does not spare his opponents.

1899 - Died this year.


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