1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Pirmez, Octave

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PIRMEZ, OCTAVE (1832–1883), Belgian author, was born at Châtelineau in 1832. He belonged to a well-known Belgian family, and his cousin, Édouard Pirmez, was distinguished for his works on literary and political subjects. He lived an uneventful life at his château of Acoz, in Hainaut, where he died in May 1883. Pirmez was an ardent admirer of the French romanticists. His works include Les Feuillées: pensées et maximes (1862), Victor Hugo (1863); Jours de solitude (1869); Rémo; Souvenirs d'un frère (1880); Heures de philosophies (1881); and the posthumous Lettres à José (1884). These books form a history of his emotional life, and reveal an extreme melancholy. See Vie et correspondence d'Octave Pirmez (1888), by Adolphe Siret and José de Copp1n.