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16391699
a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Moliere and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition. Racine was primarily a tragedian, producing such 'examples of neoclassical perfection' as Phèdre, Andromaque, and Athalie, although he did write one comedy, Les Plaideurs, and a muted tragedy, Esther, for the young.
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12/04/1665-Jean Racine's Alexandre le Grand premieres in Paris
11/07/1667-Jean Racine's Andromaque premieres in Paris
12/13/1668-Jean Racine's Britannicus premieres in Paris
01/01/1672-Jean Racine's Bajazet premieres in Paris
01/13/1673-Jean Racine's Mithridate premieres at the Hotel de Bourgogne in Paris
08/18/1674-Jean Racine's Iphigénie premieres in Versailles
01/26/1689-Jean Racine's Esther premieres in Saint-Cyr
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Luisa Bergalli
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Theodore Beza
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Pierre Corneille
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Ebba Maria De la Gardie
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Gerard de Lairesse
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Charles-Albert Demoustier
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Louis-Sebastien Mercier
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Jacques Pradon
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