Cyrano de Bergerac was a real person, but his fame today is based on an 1897 play, loosely based on Cyrano's life, by Edmond Rostand. Rostand's play, Cyrano de Bergerac, spawned several film adaptations, an opera, a ballet, and is still performed regularly all over the world.
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand is the story of a nobleman serving as a soldier in the French Army who is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents but has an extremely large nose, which is the reason for his own self-doubt.
Cyrano de Bergerac 1619-1655, poet figure in play by Rostand (1897) - Bronze statue of Cyrano de Bergerac with sword, on bases of brickwork. Artist: Hans Bayens (Hastière-Lavaux, Belgium in 1924, Amsterdam 2003), sculptor etc.