Achille Maffre de Baugé

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Achille Maffre de Baugé
Born (1855-03-16)March 16, 1855
Marseillan
Died 1928
Nationality France
Genre Poetry
Notable works Dièzes et Bémols (1873), Terre d'Oc (1908)
The house where Achille Maffre de Baugé was born, in his hometown of Marseillan.

Achille Maffre de Baugé (16 March 1855 – 1928) was an Occitan poet, native of Marseillan in the French département of l'Hérault).

A friend of Nobel Prize winner Frédéric Mistral, he is best known for Dièzes et Bémols (1873) (his first collection of verse) and Terre d'Oc (1908). He was a collaborator on the monthly review magazine Chimère, of which twenty issues appeared, a large number of which are now lost.

On the front of the Marseillan house in which he was born there is a portrait of de Baugé and a stone plaque with an extract from his poem Marseillan (from Terre d'Oc) glorifying his village:

Poussière de soldats, cendre de troubadours,
Pendant mille ans notre âme en ta glèbe est entrée
Tes roses sont mes sœurs, et tes vignes dorées
Du sang dont bat mon cœur se gonfleront toujours

A primary school in Marseillan has been named "Maffre de Baugé" in his honour.