400th anniversary of Moliere


17 January 2022
Actor, troupe leader, author and director, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), known as Molière, is the complete man of the theater par excellence.


He exploited the whole gamut of comedic effects and created characters with complex psychology who quickly became archetypes.

He distinguished himself by both comic and critical pieces, making laughter a weapon to combat the mores and constraints of his time, arousing resounding controversies and lasting hostility from devout circles.

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Molière's work constitutes one of the pillars of literary education in France and remains one of the references of universal literature.

Design and line-engraving: Yves BEAUJARD
Printing process: 3 colours steel-engraving
Size of the stamp: 40,85 x 52 mm vertical
Quantity of issue: 36 000 stamps
Sheet of 6 stamps with illuminations

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