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Pierre de Marivaux

French novelist and dramatist

1688   -   1763

genre: comedy, poetry, theatre
country of citizenship: Germany
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: playwright, writer, journalist, novelist, author
position held: seat 24 of the Académie française

Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux (4 February 1688 – 12 February 1763), commonly referred to as Marivaux, was a French playwright and novelist. He is considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, writing numerous comedies for the Comédie-Française and the Comédie-Italienne of Paris. His most important works are Le Triomphe de l'amour, Le Jeu de l'amour et du hasard and Les Fausses Confidences. He also published a number of essays and two important but unfinished novels, La Vie de Marianne and Le Paysan parvenu.
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