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Charles Cotin, abbé

(1604—1682)


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(1604–82).

Court preacher, academician, and poet, remembered now because of Boileau's unrelenting and intemperate attacks on him (motivated in part by Cotin's own denigration of the Satires). He was the model for the grotesque Trissotin in Molière's Les Femmes savantes.

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