Jean Anouilh

French playwright and dramatist (1910-1987)

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (French: [ʒɑ̃ anuj];[1] 23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) was a French dramatist. Anouilh is best known for his 1944 play Antigone.[2]

Jean Anouilh
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BornJean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh
(1910-06-23)23 June 1910
Bordeaux, France
Died3 October 1987(1987-10-03) (aged 77)
Lausanne, Switzerland
OccupationDramatist and screenwriter
Literary movementModernism
Notable worksThe Lark
Traveler without Luggage
Notable awardsPrix mondial Cino Del Duca
  • Monelle Valentin (m. 1931)
  • Nicole Lançon (m. 1953)



  1. Not, as often mispronounced, French pronunciation: ​[anwi].
  2. Norwich, John Julius (1990). Oxford Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Arts. USA: Oxford University Press. pp. 18. ISBN 978-0198691372.