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A Week in Literary History

January 15th, 2002

French comic dramatist Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière (The Misanthrope, 1666), is baptized in Paris in 1622.

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, baptised January 15, 1622, d. 1673

Under his stage name, M. Poquelin was the most famous comic dramatist and actor of his day, and he has taken his place among the immortals with his hilarious, satiric characters: the hypochondriac, the fop, and misanthrope, the miser, the faker. Deliciously, he died, almost on stage, while playing the “imaginary invalid.”

Suggested Reading Plays L’École des femmes, 1662. Tartuffe, 1664. Dom Juan, 1665. Le Misanthrope, 1666. Le Médecin malgré lui, 1666. L’Avare, 1668. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, 1670. Le Malade imaginaire, 1673.

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