Frederic Mistral Biography

Frédéric Mistral was a French writer and lexicographer of the Occitan language. Mistral received the 1904 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist". He was a founding member of Félibrige and a member of l'Académie de Marseille.

His name in his native language was Frederi Mistral according to the Mistralian orthography or Frederic Mistral according to the classical orthography.

Mistral's fame was owing in part to Alphonse de Lamartine who sang his praises in the fortieth edition of his periodical "Cours familier de littérature", following the publication of Mistral's long poem Mirèio. He is the most revered writer in modern Occitan literature.

Alphonse Daudet, with whom he maintained a long friendship, devoted to the "Poet Mistral" one of his "Lettres de mon moulin", in an extremely eulogistic way.

Several schools bear Frédéric Mistral's name. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Frederic Mistral
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Poet, Writer
Date of Birth:
September 8, 1830
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
March 25, 1914
Age at Death:
83
Marriages
Frederic Mistral Timeline
  • 1854-05-21
    Frederic Mistral, Joseph Roumanille, and five other Provencal poets found Félibrige, a literary and cultural association
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