Born: July 24, 1803, Paris, France.
Died: May 3, 1856, Paris, France.
Buried: Cimetière de Montmartre, Paris, France.
Adolphe was the son of Johann Ludwig Adam.
His father taught at the Paris Conservatory. Adolphe studied under him, Henry Lemoine, Benoist, Reicha, and Boieldieu, and was a friend of Louis Hérold.
Adam received honorable mention in the 1824 Prix de Rome competition, then won the prize the following year.
In his life, he wrote more than 50 operas and 12 ballets.