Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, was born a few days before the 15th of January 1622, 400 years ago. His influence on French culture and theatre everywhere was, and still is, enormous; his work is still put on stage all over the world.
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Netherlands, Gelders Archief, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière, 1700. Available at http://www.archivesportaleurope.net/ead-display/-/ead/pl/aicode/NL-AhGldA/type/fa/id/2039/unitid/2039+-+1830/search/0/Moli%3Fre+QUOTE_Jean-Baptiste+Poquelin_QUOTE