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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Dierx, Léon

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DIERX, dē'ėr', Léon, French poet: b. on the Island of Réunion 1838. He was educated in Paris, where he became a member of the Parnassians. He has published ‘Aspirations’ (1858); ‘Poèmes et poésies’ (1864); ‘Les lèvres closes’ (1867); ‘Les paroles du vaincu’ (1871); ‘La recontre’ (1874); ‘Les amants’ (1879). The Academy crowned his collected poems (1889-90).