Jean Chapelain

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Birthday
4, 1595
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 22, 1674 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1595
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Feb 22, 1674 (78)

About

French poet and literary critic whose best known work is "La Pucelle," a 1656 epic poem about Joan of Arc. He is also known for an academic work entitled "Sentiments de l’Academie sur le Cid."

Before Fame

He studied French literature and also learned Japanese and Spanish in preparation for work as a tutor.

Trivia

He was one of the founding members of the Academie Francaise.

Family Life

His father wanted him to pursue the practical career of a notary, but his mother supported his literary interests.

Associated With

He and Alfred de Musset were both French poets.