Pierre Corneille Quotes (121 quotes)
Don Rodrigue, act IV, scene iii - Le Cid (1636)
“To die for one's country is such a worthy fate That all compete for so beautiful a death.”
Horace, act II, scene iii - Horace (1639)
Tulle, act V, scene iii - Horace (1639)
Auguste, act IV, scene ii - Cinna (1641)
Pauline, act IV, scene v - Polyeucte (1642)
Photin, act I, scene i - La Mort de Pompée (The Death of Pompey) (1642)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPierre Corneille
Born: June 6, 1606
Died: October 1, 1684 (aged 78)
Occupation: Dramatist, tragedian
Bio: Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine. He has been called “the founder of French tragedy” and produced plays for nearly forty years.