|Born||4 October 1794|
|Died||7 March 1848 (aged 53)|
Francis Cornu (4 October 1794 – 7 March 1848) was a French
After he made excellent studies in Paris, he lost his father and at the young age of 17, had to work for a living. He entered as an employee at the prefecture of Nièvre. In 1815, suspected of supporting the Bourbons, he was removed from office. He then entered into business house then into a bank where he became chief clerk.
Having already composed verses in Latin, he made his debut in 1816 in
In 1841, he became managing director of the Theatre at