Born: January 28, 1791, Paris, France.
Died: January 19, 1833, Thernes, France, of tuberculosis.
Buried: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Louis was the son of pianist and composer François-Joseph Hérold and Jeanne-Gabrielle Pascal, grandson of organist Nicolas Hérold, and husband of Adélaïde-Élise Rollet.
Hérold enrolled at the Paris Conservatory in 1806. He won the Prix de Rome in 1812.
He then spent a year and a half in Naples, Italy, trying to recover from illness. While there, he taught the king’s daughters and produced an opera.
After returning to Paris, he wrote operas, symphonies, concertos, sonatas, and other music.