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Cormon, Eugène [Piestre, Pierre-Etienne]locked

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(b Lyons, May 5, 1811; d Paris, March 7, 1903). French playwright and librettist. During his long and prolific career (1832–78) he used his mother’s name, Cormon. He wrote more than 135 plays and librettos, normally with a collaborator such as Laurencin (P.-D.-A. Chapelle), A.-P. d’Ennery or Michel Carré. One of his dramas, ...

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Dictionnaire de biographie française (Paris, 1933-)