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Cyrano De Bergerac

Cyrano De Bergerac Biography

Playwright


ABOUT
Remembered primarily for his large nose, this seventeenth-century French playwright and frequent participant in duels inspired a play and several films and operas.
BEFORE FAME
He studied at the Dormans-Beauvais school in Paris before joining the French military in his late teens.

FAMILY LIFE
He was born in Paris, France, to Esperance Bellanger and Lord Abel de Cyrano de Mauvieres et Bergerac.
ASSOCIATED WITH
Actor Gerard Depardieu portrayed Cyrano de Bergerac in a popular 1990 film based on de Bergerac's life.
TRIVIA
He penned several science fiction-themed plays, including L'Autre Monde: ou les Etats et Empires de la Lune and Les Etats et Empires du Soleil.

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