Halt, Robert

BORN 26 Aug 1828, Montpellier, Hérault - DIED 11 Oct 1896, Paris: 59 rue Raynouard, 16e
BIRTH NAME Vieux, Louis Charles
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière des Batignolles, 8 rue Saint-Just (division 08)

Louis Charles Vieux was the son of Jean Vieux and Julie Valada. He published his first novel "Une cure du docteur Pontalais" in 1866. Despite the controversial subject of a priest who converted to free thought it was a great success. His novel "Madame Frainex" (1868) favoured women's rights and was banned from distribution. He was strongly in favour of social reform and in 1869 he supported the candidacy of the socialist Alton-Shée against Thiers.

After the fall of the Second Empire he supported the communards during the siege of Paris by the Prussians. After the war he became a member of the committee that saved and catalogued the remains of the imperial correspondence after the fire of the Tuileries. He published the results in "Papiers sauvée des Tuileries, suite à la Correspondance de la famille impériale" (1871).

He wrote under the name of Robert Halt and apart from novels he published articles in many publications. After he married Marie Malézieux, the daughter of the painter Jean-Baptiste Malézieux, in 1881 she adopted the pseudonym Marie Robert Halt.

• Wife: Halt, Marie Robert (1881-1896, Paris)


The grave of Robert Halt and Marie Robert-Halt at the Cimetière des Batignolles, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2017)


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Hamann, Brigitte

Published: 17 Jan 2024
Last update: 17 Jan 2024