15 June 2016

Joseph Roumanille's grave in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (13)

Joseph Roumanille (Jousé Roumaniho in provençal) (1818–91) was born in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and died in Avignon. He studied in the college in Tarascon and worked as a solicitor's clerk there from 1836 to 1839, and published his first poems in L'Écho du Rhône. He worked as a surveillant and teacher in Nyons and in the Collège Dupuy in Avignon, where one of his students was Frédéric Mistral. He was co-founder of the félibrige, and his wife Rose-Anaïs Gras (1840–1920), langue d'oc writer and translator, is among members of the family buried here.

Many thanks to Sophie Vulpian for setting us right on the geography of the grave.

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