Jan­u­a­ry 28, 1791, Par­is, France.

Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1833, Thernes, France, of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

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.

His works in­clude:

  1. Messiah