Corneille

[ kawr-ney; French kawr-ne-yuh ]
/ kɔrˈneɪ; French kɔrˈnɛ yə /

noun

Pierre [pee-air; French pyer] /piˈɛər; French pyɛr/, 1606–84, French dramatist and poet.
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Corneille
/ (French kɔrnɛj) /

noun

Pierre (pjɛr). 1606–84, French tragic dramatist often regarded as the founder of French classical drama. His plays include Médée (1635), Le Cid (1636), Horace (1640), and Polyeucte (1642)
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