Molière

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Mo·lière

 (mōl-yâr′) Pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin. 1622-1673.
French playwright whose sophisticated comedies include Tartuffe (1664), The Misanthrope (1666), and The Bourgeois Gentleman (1670).

Molière

(French mɔljɛr)
n
(Biography) real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622–73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)

Mo•lière

(moʊlˈyɛər)

n. (Jean Baptiste Poquelin)
1622–73, French playwright.
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