PIDOUX, Edmond.b. Mons, Belgium, 25 October 1908; d. 17 April 2004. He was a poet and dramatist, the son of the pastor-hymnwriter Louis Samuel Pidoux (1878-1953), and brother of the musicologist Pierre Pidoux*. He was educated at the University of Lausanne and became a teacher and lecturer. He published a collection, Anthologie romande de la litérature Alpestre (Lausanne, 1982) in a career which included theatrical pieces, such as L'Histoire de Jonas and L'Arche de jonc (on the Exodus). He was probably the most significant 20th-century Swiss Protestant hymnwriter in French, if only because of the sheer number of his psalms and hymns. Three of his translations appeared in the Fifth Edition...
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