Pierre Corneille biography

Pierre Corneille

Playwright, Author

1606 – 1684

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Who was Pierre Corneille?

Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.

Famous Quotes:

  • I have deserved neither so much honor or so much disgrace.
  • Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
  • Love is a tyrant sparing none.
  • To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
  • Those who easily forgive invite offenses.
  • It is the crime not the scaffold which is the disgrace.
  • One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
  • Happiness seems made to be shared.
  • Just vengeance does not call for punishment.
  • The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

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Born
Jun 6, 1606
Rouen
Also known as
  • Corneille, Pierre
  • Corneille
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Lived in
  • Rouen
Died
Oct 1, 1684
Paris
Resting place
Saint-Roch, Paris

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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