The playwright Cyrano De Bergerac died at the age of 36. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Remembered primarily for his large nose, this seventeenth-century French playwright and frequent participant in duels inspired a play and several films and operas.
He studied at the Dormans-Beauvais school in Paris before joining the French military in his late teens.
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.
He was born in Paris, France, to Esperance Bellanger and Lord Abel de Cyrano de Mauvieres et Bergerac.
Actor Gerard Depardieu portrayed Cyrano de Bergerac in a popular 1990 film based on de Bergerac’s life.
The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men’s apples and head their cabbages.Cyrano De Bergerac
For an Apple is in it self a little Universe; the Seed, hotter than the other parts thereof, is its Sun, which diffuses about it self that natural Heat which preserves its Globe: And in the Onion, the Germ is the little Sun of that little World, which vivifies and nourishes the vegetative Salt of that little mass.Cyrano De Bergerac
This veridic nose arrives everywhere a quarter of an hour before its master. Ten shoemakers, good round fat ones too, go and sit down to work under it out of the rain.Cyrano De Bergerac
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.Cyrano De Bergerac
We must believe then, that as from hence we see Saturn and Jupiter; if we were in either of the Two, we should discover a great many Worlds which we perceive not; and that the Universe extends so in infinitum.Cyrano De Bergerac