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Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914)

Mistral, Frédéric (mēs-träl’). A celebrated Provençal poet; born at Maillane, Bouches-du Rhône, Sept. 8, 1830; died in 1914. After studying law, he devoted himself to establishing the Provençal dialect as a literary tongue, and became one of the originators of the renowned society of Félibrige (1854), founded for that purpose. His most famous works are the poems ‘Mirèio’ (1858); ‘Calendau’ (1867); and ‘Nerto’ (1883). He published also ‘Lis Isclo d’Oro’ (1875), a collection of fugitive poems; ‘The Poem of the Rhône’ (1897); two volumes of ‘Lou Tresor dou Félibrige’ (1878–86); a Provençal-French dictionary; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).