Jean Ballard

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Jean Ballard
Born14 November 1893
Died18 June 1973 (1973-06-19) (aged 79)
Marseille, France
OccupationPoet, author, editor

Jean Ballard (1893-1973) was a French poet, author and editor.

Early life[edit]

Jean Ballard was born on 14 November 1893 in Marseille, France.[1] He grew upin Marseille and passed his Baccalaureate, specialising in mathematics.[2]


Ballard began his writing career with Fortunio, a literary review founded by author Marcel Pagnol.[2] He was the founder and editor of Les Cahiers du Sud from 1925 to 1966.[2][3]

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Death and legacy[edit]

Ballard died on 18 June 1973 in his hometown of Marseille.[1][3] He was 79 years old.[3] The Cours Jean Ballard in the 1st arrondissement of Marseille was named in his honour.


  1. ^ a b "Jean Ballard (1893-1973)". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Brun-Franc, Christel (2015). "Jean Ballard, une figure du " travailleur intellectuel "". Rives méditerranéennes. 1 (50): 119–130. Retrieved March 30, 2016 – via
  3. ^ a b c Paire, Alain (2015). "Les Cahiers du Sud, un style de vie". Rives méditerranéennes. 1 (50): 147–153. Retrieved March 31, 2016 – via