Louis-Jean Pin (born 1734, date of death unknown) was a French comic-actor and theatre director. He was born in Paris.
He headed the Montpellier company during the 1757-1758 season, then made his début at the Comédie-Française on 5 December 1765. Effectively combining the professions of actor and rich businessman, he spent some years at the Théâtre-Français before leaving it in December 1771. Touring the provinces, he came to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels in 1773, before playing at Valenciennes the following year. He returned to Brussels to deal with costumes and finance during the 1774-1775 season, and co-directed the Théâtre de la Monnaie with Alexandre Bultos and Sophie Lothaire from 1777 to 1783. He afterwards returned to Paris to devote himself to business and seems to have abandoned the stage.
Montpellier is a city near the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital of the Hérault department. It is located in the Occitanie region. In 2016, 607,896 people lived in the urban area and 281,613 in the city itself. Nearly one third of the population are students from three universities and from three higher education institutions that are outside the university framework in the city.
The Comédie-Française or Théâtre-Français is one of the few state theatres in France. Founded in 1680, it is considered the oldest active theatre company in the world. Established as a French state-controlled entity in 1995, it is the only state theatre in France to have its own permanent troupe of actors. The company's primary venue is the Salle Richelieu, which is a part of the Palais-Royal complex and located at 2 rue de Richelieu on the Place André-Malraux in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.
The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in French, or The Koninklijke Muntschouwburg in Dutch, is an Opera house in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint.
(Hyppolyte) Louis Alexandre Dechet was a French actor and is regarded the author of the lyrics of the Brabançonne, the Belgian national anthem. His pseudonym was Jenneval, possibly named after the drama Jenneval, ou le Barnevelt français (1769) of Louis Sébastien Mercier.
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