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Molière British & World English

(1622–73), French dramatist; pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. He wrote more than twenty comic plays about contemporary France, developing stock characters from Italian commedia dell’arte. Notable works: Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670)

Molière New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(1622–73), French dramatist; pseudonym of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin