Molière was born on January 15, 1622, in Paris, France. To father Jean Poquelin and mother Marie Cress. An only child with no other siblings. He received one of the finest education at that time as he came from a generous family because his mom was from a very wealthy family. However as a child he faced one of the most heartbreaking situations that left him with an altered personality, his mother whom he was so close to, passed away when he was ten years old leaving the poor small Molière with deep sorrow and pain for the loss of his mother and lived with only his father, with which he did not seem to have been particularly close to, and his stepmother.