Le Petit Cardinal

Le Petit Cardinal

In the 17th century a different theatre stood where the famous Comedie-Francaise is now. Richelieu, the Prime Minister of France built this theatre, Le Petit Cardinal, for his palace. In that theatre at 10:00 p.m. on February 17, 1673, Moliere was acting the part of Argan in Le Malade Imaginaire when he collapsed on the stage and died of a heart attack.