Today’s birthday April 1st 1868 : French poet and dramatist Edmond Rostand, well known for his play Cyrano de Bergerac.

(photo 1 : edition 1910 -photo 2 :  first illustrated edition of 1899)

When he was twenty-two years old, he married the poet, Rosemond Gerard, and presented his first book,-a volume of poems,called

Les Musardises (1890)  to her as a wedding gift.

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