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Encyclopedia > François Tristan l'Hermite

François Tristan l'Hermite (c. 1601 - September 7, 1655), French dramatist, was born at the château de Soliers in the Haute Marche. For other uses, see number 1601. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Events New Sweden (Delaware) attacked and captured by Dutch forces. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... A dramatist is an author of dramatic compositions, usually plays. ...


His adventures began early, for he killed his enemy in a duel at the age of thirteen, and was obliged to flee to England. The story of his childhood and youth he embroiders in a burlesque novel, the Page disgracie. He was in succession poet to Gaston d'Orléans, to the duchesse de Chaulnes and the duke of Guise. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The House of Guise was a French ducal family, primarily responsible for the French Wars of Religion. ...


His first tragedy, Mariamne (1636), was also his best. It was followed by Penthée (1637), La Mort de Seneque (1644), La Mort de Crispe (1645) and the Parasite (1653). He was also the author of some admirable lyrics. Three of his best plays are printed in the Théâtre français of 1737. Tragedy is one of the oldest forms of drama. ...


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Preceded by:
François de Cauvigny de Colomby
Seat 17
Académie française
Succeeded by:
Hippolyte-Jules Pilet de La Mesnardière

 
 

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