HalÚvy, LÚon

CIVIL SERVANT, HISTORIAN, DRAMATIST (FRANCE)
BORN 4 Jan 1802, Paris - DIED 2 Sep 1883, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Yvelines
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre CimetiŔre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 03, ligne 05, no. 25)

LÚon HalÚvy was the son of the Jewish author ╔lie HalÚvy and the brother of the playwright Fromental HelÚvy. He collaborated with Saint-Simon on the latter's journal "Le Producteur". In 1828 he published a history on the Jews in modern times. In 1829 he had a son by the opera singer Lucinda Paradol. From 1831 to 1834 he was assistant professor at the ╔cole Polytechnique.

He was baptised in order to marry Alexandrine, the daughter of the architect Louis-Hippolyte Lebas. Alexandrine agreed to adopt his illegitimate son and in 1834 their son Ludovic HalÚvy, the famous librettist, was born. In 1837 LÚon HalÚvy was appointed chief of the bureau of scientific societies at the Ministry of Public Instruction and he held this post until 1853.

After that he concentrated on literature and wrote many poems and plays. He published a biography on his brother Fromental after his death in 1864. LÚon HalÚvy died in 1883.

Family
• Son: HalÚvy, Ludovic

Related persons
• is brother/sister of HalÚvy, Fromental
• wrote about HalÚvy, Fromental

Images

The mausoleum of Jacques Fromental HalÚvy at the Montmartre CimetiŔre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)

 

Sources
L├ęon Hal├ęvy - Wikipedia


HalÚvy, Ludovic

Published: 13 Oct 2019
Last update: 08 Aug 2021