1674, Jan 131762, Jun 17
a French poet and tragedian. Having been educated at the Jesuit school in the town, and afterwards at the Collège Mazarin. He became an advocate, and was placed in the office of a lawyer named Prieur at Paris. With the encouragement of his master, son of an old friend of Scarron's, he produced a Mort des enfants de Brutus, which was never produced on the stage. Crébillon was considered by many to be superior to Voltaire as a tragic poet.
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12/29/1705-Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon's opera Idomenee premieres in Paris
12/14/1708-Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon's Electre premieres in Paris 
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