20 October 1642
|Died||22 August 1701 (aged 58)|
Champmeslé made his theatre debut in 1665 in a troupe of the province and married Marie Desmares in Rouen on 9 January 1666. He then played at the Théâtre du Marais then at the Hôtel de Bourgogne and became one of the first sociétaires of the Comédie-Française.
Champmeslé also wrote less than a dozen theatre plays, including some in collaboration with Jean de La Fontaine.
He wrote several comedies such as:
- Les Grisettes, 3 acts ;
- Les Grissettes ou Crispin chevalier, 1 act ;
- Le Florentin ;
- La Coupe enchantée ; these two last plays he composed in association with Jean de La Fontaine.
His Œuvres were collected in 1696.