[mohl-yair; French maw-lyer]
(Jean Baptiste Poquelin) 1622–73, French actor and playwright. Unabridged
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Molière (French mɔljɛr)
real name Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. 1622--73, French dramatist, regarded as the greatest French writer of comedy. His works include Tartuffe (1664), Le Misanthrope (1666), L'Avare (1668), Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (1670), and Le Malade imaginaire (1673)

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Molière [(mol-yair)]

Nom de plume of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, a seventeenth-century French playwright. He is best known for his comedies of satire, such as The Misanthrope and Tartuffe.

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