Jean Racine

Jean Racine

Born: December 22, 1639

Died: April 21, 1699

Nationality: French

Occupation: Dramatist

Biography: 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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Source/Notes: In French: "La foi qui n'agit point est-ce une foi sincère?" - Athalie (1691), Act I, Scene I

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Source/Notes: Oeuvres completes de Jean Racine, Furne, Libraire-Editeur, 1829, p. 238, "Phèdre", Act V, Scene VII