Louis Compain

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Louis Compain (14 April 1733, Toury – after 1790), also known as Compain-Despierrières, was a French actor and singer. He is notable as the co-director of the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels from 1772 to 1776, where he had made his debut in 1757. He also acted at Marseille (1759), Bordeaux (1760), The Hague (1768), Metz (1778), Toulouse (1779), Nîmes (1786) and Nantes (1790).


  • Jacques Isnardon, Vitzthumb et Compain Despierrières, in Le théatre de la Monnaie depuis sa fondation jusqu'à nos jours, Schott Frères, Brussel, 1890.
Preceded by
and the
"Comédiens associés"
director of the
Théâtre de la Monnaie

Succeeded by
Ignaz Vitzthumb