Joseph d'Arbaud

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Joseph d'Arbaud
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Born October 4, 1874
Meyrargues, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Died March 2, 1950 (1950-03-03) (aged 75)
Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Occupation Poet
Parent(s) Philippe d'Arbaud
Marie-Louise Valère-Martin

Joseph d'Arbaud (October 4, 1874 – March 2, 1950) was a French poet from Provence.

Joseph d'Arbaud in 1935


Early life[edit]

Joseph d'Arbaud was born in an aristocratic family in Meyrargues on October 4, 1874.[1] His father was Philippe d'Arbaud and his mother, Marie-Louise Valère-Martin. He was educated by Jesuits in Avignon, then studied the Law in Aix-en-Provence.[1]


After spending a few years with young writers from Aix-en-Provence, he left for Camargue and became a bull-herder.[1]

In 1918, he became a chief figure in Félibrige, a literary and cultural association founded by Frédéric Mistral (1830–1914) and other Provençal writers to defend and promote Langue d'oc languages and literatures.[1]


He died in Aix-en-Provence on March 2, 1950.[1]


  • La bête du Vaccarès [2]