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 (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).


(French mɔljɛr)
(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)



n. (Jean Baptiste Poquelin)
1622–73, French playwright.
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Early in 1664 Louis XIV asked Jean-Baptiste Moliere and Jean-Baptiste Lully to create a court entertainment in which he and some of his courtiers could participate.

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