Négrin, Émile

POET (FRANCE)
BORN 14 Oct 1833, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes - DIED 15 Sep 1878, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes
GRAVE LOCATION Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes: Cimetière Protestant du Grand-Jas, 205 avenue de Grasse (Allée Centrale)

After being trained as a notary Émile Négrin quickly turned his attention to literature and poetry. He befriended regional poets like Mistral, Aubanel and Roumanille. His created a dictionary of the French and Provençale languages.

His "Promenades de Nice" documents Nice as it was around 1860. In 1872 he suddenly lost his eyesight and was paralysed. He continued to write poetry and was nicknamed 'the Homer of Cannes'. Among his famous friends were Victor Hugo, Michelet and Sainte-Beuve. He died in 1878, aged only 44.

Related persons
• was a friend of Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin

Sources
Accueil - Mairie de Cannes

Images

The grave of Émile Négrin at the Cimetière du Grand-Jas, Cannes.
Picture by Androom (30 Nov 2008)

 

The grave of Émile Négrin at the Cimetière du Grand-Jas, Cannes.
Picture by Androom (30 Nov 2008)

 


Neher, Michael

Published: 15 Oct 2010
Last update: 17 Jul 2011