Cyrano de Bergerac

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Cyrano de Bergerac
Native name
Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac
BornSavinien de Cyrano
(1619-03-06)6 March 1619[note 1]
Paris,[1] France
Died28 July 1655(1655-07-28) (aged 36)
Sannois, France
OccupationNovelist, playwright, duelist

Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (/ˌsɪrən də ˈbɜːrʒəræk, - ˈbɛər-/ SIRR-ə-noh də BUR-zhə-rak, – BAIR-, French: [savinjɛ̃ d(ə) siʁano d(ə) bɛʁʒəʁak]; 6 March 1619 – 28 July 1655) was a French novelist, playwright, epistolarian and duelist. He is best known as the inspiration for Edmond Rostand's most well known drama Cyrano de Bergerac (1897).

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Though often cited as his date of birth, the 6th of March is actually the date of his baptism. At the time, it was usual for a baptism to take place within 3 days of birth and in Paris, with easy access to a priest, it would have been possible that it happened on the same day. However, the actual date remains unknown.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chronologie, Voyage dans la lune, Garnier-Flammarion 1970, p. 7