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Born: December 22, 1639

Died: April 21, 1699 (aged 59)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Dramatist

Bio: Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine, was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France, and an important literary figure in the Western tradition.

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