Molière’s 400th Birthday

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, was born a few days before the 15th of January 1622, 400 years ago. His influence on French culture and theatre everywhere was, and still is, enormous; his work is still put on stage all over the world. Archives Portal Europe holds almost 4000 finding aids on Molière, from at least 16 countries – discover the collection here:

France, Archives départementales de la Côte-d’or, 1957, 4e Festival des Nuits de Bourgogne, Bresse et Comté, available at
Germany, Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Heinrich von Kleist nach Molière: “Amphitryon”. Available at
Portugal, Câmara Municipal de Almada. Arquivo, A escola de mulheres, Companhia “Teatro da Malaposta”, available at
Czechoslovakia, Molière Poster, 1929, University of Brighton Design Archives, available at

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