Composer and teacher; born at Port Louis, Mauritius. From 1866 to 1870 he studied at the Paris Conservatory, taking piano of Marmontel and theory of Duprato. He lives in Paris as a teacher, composer and critic. He has set to music Romeo and Juliette; and the Mystery, L'Enfant Jesus. He has written a symphonic ode, Hymn a la nuit. He has published vocal melodies, romances, and many refined and elegant piano-pieces, among them Arlequin et Columbine; Scaramouche; Simple Confession; and Papillons Roses.