Cyrano de Bergerac Biography
(Novelist and Playwright Known for His Play ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’)
Birthday: March 6, 1619 (Pisces)
Born In: Paris, France
Cyrano de Bergerac is one of the forgotten heroes from the world of theatre. Though he lived for just a short span of 36 years, he achieved quite a lot during this brief period. Even before he entered the world of creativity, Cyrano had earned the reputation of being a great swordsman during his military days. His close friend and biography writer Henry Le Bret had mentioned that Cyrano ‘always passed for a man of singular rare wit’ in the introduction page of the latter’s famous book ‘Voyage to The Moon’, such was the impression Cyrano had created amongst his folks. Many of the plays which Cyrano wrote were published and performed on stage repeatedly. Cyrano’s work was popular amongst even playwrights who lacked ideas. One of France’s popular playwrights at that time, Mortiere, had plagiarized few of Cyrano’s ideas, and included them in his play 'Les Fourberies de Scapin’. Like many Bohemians, Cyrano had many admirers and equal number of haters. Cyrano’s life alone has been an inspiration for numerous writers and directors, who adapted the man’s experiences into numerous operas, plays and also movie.