Jean-Baptiste Vivien de Châteaubrun

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Jean-Baptiste Vivien de Châteaubrun (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ batist vivjɛ̃ də ʃatobʁœ̃]; 1686, Angoulême - 16 February 1775, Angoulême) was a French dramatist and a member of the Académie française. He spent 40 years of his life polishing two plays, but his maid mistook them for wrapping paper, thus losing his life's work. Today, his work Les Troyennes (1734) survives.


  • Mahomet second, tragédie (1714)
  • Les Troyennes, tragédie (1751)
  • Philoctète, tragédie (1755)
  • Astyanax, tragédie (1756)

This article incorporates information from the revision as of December 2008 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.