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Corneille, Pierre

Born: 1606 AD
Died: 1684 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Dramatist, Poets


French dramatist


wrote plays "Medea" 1635 (also "Medee"), "Le Cid" 1636, "Horace" 1639, "Cinna" 1639, "Polyeucte" 1640, "Le Menteur" 1642, "The Death of Pompey" 1643, "Oedipus" 1659 (also "Oedipe")


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