As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe ...leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.
On the 28th of June 2012, we celebrate the tercentenary of the birth of ...Jean-Jacques Rousseau! Take the opportunity to find out about the life of this exceptional man, a writer, philosopher and musician all at the same time.
Writers and Intellectuals
Novelists, poets, philosophers, playwrights, men of letters...these make up some ...of France’s most prestigious writers and intellectuals. Discover their careers, their work and their ideals.
A French writer and philosopher, Denis Diderot, born in Langres, was the son of ...a master cutler. After studying with the Jesuits, he was tonsured in 1726 and went to Paris in 1728.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Everything that François Duke de la Rochefoucauld, Prince of Marcillac wrote ...dates from the second part of his life and draws lessons from the first. A man of intrigue and the Court, a figure from the old nobility who considered himself deprived of his most ancient rights, it was outside of histiography that de La Rochefoucauld wrote his Memoirs; they were published in 1662 and covered the years 1629 to 1652: from his entry to the Court at sixteen to the end of the Fronde.