Hercule-Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, 1619-1655, was a French dramatist and duelist. In fictional works about his life he is featured with an overly large nose, which people would travel from miles around to see. Cyrano’s work furnished models and ideas for subsequent writers. From the book “We are all equal”, by Finn Nygaard. Author Elsebeth Aasted Schanz, PhD, Manager and curator of the Danish Poster Museum.