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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, was a French theatre writer, director, stage manager, actor, and all-around man of theatre, one of the masters of comic satire.

The son of an interior decorator, Jean Baptiste Poquelin lost his mother at a young age and entered into the prestigious Jesus & Jesuit Society at Clermont College to complete his studies. At the age of 18 Poquelin received the title of the "Tapissier du Roi." This put him in frequent contact with King Louis XIV. Poquelin became a lawyer in Orléans in 1642.

One of the most famous moments in Molière's life is the last, which became legend: he died on stage, while performing Le Malade Imaginaire. Strictly speaking, he collapsed on stage, and died a few hours later at his house, without sacraments because two priests refused to visit him and the third arrived too late.
 
 
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, was a French theatre writer, director, stage manager, actor, and all-around man of theatre, one of the masters of comic satire.

The son of an interior decorator, Jean Baptiste Poquelin lost his mother at a young age and entered into the prestigious Jesus & Jesuit Society at Clermont College to complete his studies. At the age of 18 Poquelin received the title of the "Tapissier du Roi." This put him in frequent contact with King Louis XIV. Poquelin became a lawyer in Orléans in 1642.

One of the most famous moments in Molière's life is the last, which became legend: he died on stage, while performing Le Malade Imaginaire. Strictly speaking, he collapsed on stage, and died a few hours later at his house, without sacraments because two priests refused to visit him and the third arrived too late. More

 
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