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Pierre Dupont (1821–1870)

Dupont, Pierre (dü-pô‘). A French popular poet (1821–70); born at Lyons. He came to Paris in 1839, and wrote Legitimist odes which the newspapers published. His poem ‘The Two Angels’ won the Academy’s prize in 1842, and he got employment on its ‘Dictionary.’ Then he won wide popularity with six songs for the people. He was above all things the poet of peasant life. After the February Revolution he was converted to socialism, and his ‘Song of the Nations,’ ‘Song of the Workmen’ (now known as the ‘Workmen’s Marseillaise’), etc., are socialist pamphlets in verse. His native city erected a statue to him.