Jean Joseph Marius Diouloufet

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Jean Joseph Marius Diouloufet (19 September 1771, in Éguilles – 19 May 1840, in Cucuron) was a Provençal poet.


As a seminarian, Diouloufet had to leave Provence for Italy with the advent of the French Revolution.

Under the Empire, he became a trader in Aix-en-Provence.[1] He made friends with Ambroise Roux-Alphéran, who lived on the same street as him.[2] A librarian in Aix, he was dismissed during the French Revolution of 1830.

His Provençal poetry, fables and tales didn't go unnoticed at the time of publication.[citation needed] His work is pervaded by the use of a very raw strand of Provençal. By the end of his life, he finished a French-Occitan dictionary.[3]

He died from apoplexy.[4]


  • 1819 : Lei Manhans (« silk verses » in provençal), poem in four parts (Leis Magnans, pouémo didactique, en quatre chants, eme de notos de la coumpousitien de M. Diouloufet)
  • 1823 : Co-writes an anthology, Lo Boquet provençau.
  • 1829 : Fablos, contes, epitros et autros pouesios prouvençalos (« Fables, poetry, epistles and other provençal poems »).[5]
  • 1841 : Le Don Quichotte philosophe ou Histoire de l'avocat Hablard.[6]

Roux-Alphéran also mentions « his pleasant songs, popular throughout the South of France from 1814 to 1815 », namely Alléluia on the return of the Bourbons.[4]