Cyrano De Bergerac Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

Dramatist

Cyrano De Bergerac

Birthday :

March 6, 1619

Died On :

July 28, 1655

Also Known For :

Playwright

Birth Place :

Paris, Île-de-France, France

Zodiac Sign :

Pisces


French dramatist and satirist Savinien II Cyrano De Bergerac was born on the 6 March 1619 to Abel de Cyrano and Espérance Bellanger.

Education

Cyrano De Bergerac did some tertiary education at the College De Dormans-Beauvais in Paris, France but did not graduate.

Early Life

Cyrano De Bergerac joined the Army and was wounded in 1640. In 1641 he resigned from the Army and commenced studying with Pierre Gassendi, a mathematician, and philosopher. He produced his first work in 1754, A Voyage to the Moon: with some account of the Solar World where he poked fun at the current religious belief that saw man as the center of creation. Bergerac was committed to freethinking materialism and had no time for enforced authority, including religion. Examples of his work include the play The Death of Agrippina in 1654 was a tragedy and The Pedant Imitated, a comedy. On a political level, he was in favor of political realism. He was ahead of his time and was often ridiculed and frowned upon, but by the 20th century, his work was appreciated. Scholars regard de Bergerac as a master of baroque prose.

Personal Life And Legacy

Cyrano De Bergerac died at the house of his cousin on the 28 July 1655. He was thirty-six years of age. His cause of death has remained unspecified.

French playwright Edmond Rostand’s (b.1868-d.1918) best-known play is Cyrano de Bergerac. This, in turn, inspired others including Louis Gallet’s book The Adventures of Cyrano de Bergerac, other games and in the 20th Century, film.


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