Antonin (Jean) Roques was born 1810 in Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France to Césaire Roques (1781-1846) and Jeanne Mazac (1787-1843) and died 28 September 1881 Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France of unspecified causes. He married Joséphine Françoise Pinchon (1816-1887) 15 February 1836 in Paris, France. He married Irma Marie Barneaud (c1832-1889) 1859 .

Antonin Roques French poet of the nineteenth century.

Antonin Roques (his real name being Jean Roques) was born in 1810 in Maurs, Cantal department, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France. A minor French poet, he worked mainly as a French language teacher.

In the 1840s he worked as a French teacher in Belgium, even publishing a French language course in collaboration with Noël Léger.

It is not known under what circumstances he arrived in Romania and worked as a French teacher in Bucharest. He learned Romanian well enough to write (under the pseudonym Rucăreanu) in Romanian a play about the death of Constantin Brâncoveanu In the presentation of the Franco-Romanian cultural relations, Nicolae Iorga cites the activity of Antonin Roques as a positive example of these relations.

In parallel with his teaching activity, Antonin Roques continued to write poems in French, which he published in Bucharest. One of these volumes that made a better impression was Le nouveau livre de la sagesse (The New Book of Wisdom). Some of his poems have been translated into Romanian by Barbu Constantinescu , professor of church history at the Faculty of Theology in Bucharest.

He translated into French poems by Romanian writers. Thus, in 1879 he published in French in Paris, translations of the poems of Vasile Alecsandri, under the title Legendes et Doines. Chants populaires roumains, signing the translation Antonin Roques (Rocaresco)

He died on September 28, 1881 in Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze department, Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of France .


Offspring of Antonin Roques and Irma Marie Barneaud (c1832-1889)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Antoine François Charles Roques (1860-c1930) 20 August 1860 Bucharest, Romania 1930 Marie Victorine Menneton (1867-1889)
Alexandre Louis Éloi Roques (1862-1938) 26 September 1862 Bucharest, Romania 12 May 1938 Paris, France
Jeanne Marie Antonine Roques (1864-c1890) 1864 Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland 1890


#g1: Offspring of Césaire Roques (1781-1846) and Jeanne Mazac (1787-1843)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Hélène Roques (1808-1888) 5 July 1808 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 29 January 1888 Paris, France Jean Baptiste Roussilhe (1800-1852)
Antonin Roques (1810-1881) 1810 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 28 September 1881 Brive-la-Gaillarde, Corrèze, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France Joséphine Françoise Pinchon (1816-1887)
Irma Marie Barneaud (c1832-1889)
Guillaume Roques (1813-1877) 17 December 1813 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 17 February 1877 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France Jeanne Marie Bonnin (c1820-c1870)
Jeanne Roques (1819-1903) 28 March 1819 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 6 February 1903 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France Jean Bonal (1809-1893)
Françoise Roques (1821-c1823) 26 August 1821 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 1823
Rose Roques (1824-c1826) 1 May 1824 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 1826
Justin (Augustin) Roques (1826-1896) 4 November 1826 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 9 October 1896 Paris, France
Auguste Roques (1830-c1835) 11 April 1830 Maurs, Cantal, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France 1835

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