Molière was a renowned 17th century French dramatist, actor, director and playwright. He is best-known for his comedy works in Western literature some of which are ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’, ‘Le Misanthrope’, ‘L’Ecole des Femmes’ and ‘Tartuffe ouL’Imposteur’. He is considered one of France’s greatest playwrights, who perfectly captured the double standards of 17th century French society, fusing both humor and intellect in his works. He was born into a fairly aristocratic family and was educated in France’s finest schools, receiving some of the finest training in theater and fine arts. Throughout his career, he obtained the patronage of nobles including Philippe I, Duke of Orleans. He was admired by court nobles and Parisians alike, making him one of the most-loved figures of theatre. Although some of his works were directly attacked by the Church, he continued to win the hearts of audiences. Today, his works are immensely popular around the world; both in universities and on stage, where it is emulated by modern-day playwrights. Towards the end of his career, persistent illnesses began to take a toll on his health, which reduced his theatrical capacities. Just as his entry into the world of theater was dramatic, so was his exit. He passed away collapsing on the stage after one of his best performances.