Halévy, Ludovic

AUTHOR, PLAYWRIGHT (FRANCE)
BORN 1 Jan 1834, Paris - DIED 7 May 1908, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 03, ligne 05, no. 25)

Ludovic Halévy was the son of the author Léon Halévy and a nephew of the composer Fromental Halévy. He worked for the French government in different positions. When he was secrétaire-rédacteur to the Corps Législatif he was on friendly terms with its president, the Duc de Morny. In 1855 he had met Jacques Offenbach and he had started writing for the theatre.

In 1860 he met Henri Meilhac on the steps of the Variétés theatre and they began a collaboration that would for more than twenty years. Their "La Belle Hélène" was successfully produced in 1864. In 1865 he was able to retire from public service. More successes followed during the 1860s, among them "La Grande-duchesse de Gérolstein" (1867). In 1868 he married Louise Breguet (1847-1930), the daughter of the watchmaker Louis Breguet (1804-1883).

In 1872 he published his book "Monsieur et Madame Cardinal" in which he describes the Parisian middle class. "Les Petites Cardinal" followed. "L'Abbé Constantin" was published in 1882 and in 1884 he was elected into the Académie française. His last novel "Karikari" was published in 1892. He died in 1908 in Paris.

Family
• Father: Halévy, Léon
• Son: Halévy, Daniel

Related persons
• cooperated with Meilhac, Henri
• was a friend of Morny, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph, Duc de
• was photographed by Nadar

Images

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

 

Sources
Ludovic Halévy - Wikipedia


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Published: 13 Oct 2019
Last update: 22 Dec 2019