Jean Racine

French dramatist (1639–1699)

Jean Racine (December 22, 1639April 21, 1699) was a French playwright. He was one of the most famous of the 17th century in France (with Molière and Corneille). Racine was mostly a tragedian, even though he did write one comedy.

Jean Racine, in an engraving by Pierre Savart.