"Pierre Corneille" was a French tragedy/tragedian, and one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists, along with Molière and Jean Racine/Racine.
As a young man, he earned the valuable patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, who was trying to promote classical tragedy along formal lines, but later quarrelled with him, especially over his best-known play Le Cid about a medieval Spanish warrior, which was denounced by the newly formed Académie française for breaching the classical unities/unities. He continued to write well-received tragedies for nearly forty years.
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