Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Born into a prosperous family and having studied at the Collège de Clermont (now Lycée Louis-le-Grand), Molière spent thirteen years as an itinerant actor while he began writing, combining Commedia dell'arte elements with the more refined French comedy. Through the patronage aristocrats including Philippe I, Duke of Orléans—the brother of Louis XIV—Molière procured a command performance before the King at the Louvre. Later, Molière was granted the use of the theatre in the Palais-Royal and continued as the official author of court entertainments.


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