Racine Jean Baptiste
Ra·cine(rə-sēn′, rä-), Jean Baptiste 1639-1699.
French playwright noted for his tragedies, such as Britannicus (1669) and Phèdre (1677), which are based on classical Greek and Roman themes.
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