Brizeux, Auguste

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Brizeux, Auguste Gender: M
Julien Auguste Pélage Brizeux
born on 12 September 1803 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Lorient, France, 47n45, 3w22
Timezone LMT m3w22 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°54' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°56 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 23°12'

Auguste Brizeux


French poet.

His most important works are Marie and Les Bretons. He also wrote in the Breton language, notably Telenn-Arvor and Furnez Breiz.

He became an ardent student of the philology and archaeology of Brittany, and had collected materials for a dictionary of Breton place-names.

A journey to Italy in company with Auguste Barbier made a great impression on him, resulted in 1841 in the publication of a complete French translation of Dante's Divine Comedy in terza rima. in Les Bretons (1845) he found his inspiration in the folklore and legends of his native province. In La chasse du Prince Arthur he created a narrative around the short life of Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, murdered by King John of England. His Histoires poétiques (1855) was crowned by the French Academy.

Known as "le prince des bardes bretons", he was credited as the founder of modern Breton literature by later Breton Celticists.

He died 3 May 1858 in Montpellier.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Geslain archive

Same data in Gauquelin Vol 6/154


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator