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Edmond Rostand

Born in 1868 / Died in December 2, 1918 / France / French

Edmond Rostand poet from France was born in 1868, had 50 years and died on December 2, 1918. Poems were written mainly in French language. Dominant movement is academy francaise.


Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (1 April 1868 - 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism, and is best known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand's romantic plays provided an alternative to the naturalistic theatre popular during the late nineteenth century. Another of Rostand's works, Les Romanesques, was adapted to the musical comedy, The Fantasticks.

Rostand was born in Marseille, France, into a wealthy and cultured Provençal family. His father was an economist and a poet, a member of the Marseille Academy and the Institut de France. Rostand studied literature, history, and philosophy at the Collège Stanislas in Paris, France. ..