Louisa Siefert (1845-1877), poet, was raised in Lyon as a Protestant by her parents Henry Siefert, vice-consul to Portugal, and Adele-Adrienne (Belz) Siefert. Her first book of poems, Rayons perdus, was published in 1868 to great acclaim; other collections published during her lifetime include L'Année républicaine (1869); Les Stoïques (1870); Les Saintes Colères (1871); and Comédies romanesques (1872); as well as a novel, Méline (1875). Through her friendship with Charles Asselineau, she became well acquainted with other literary and artistic figures, including Victor Hugo, Emile Deschamps, Charles Baudelaire, and Paul Chenavard. In 1876, she married Jocelyn Pene, secretary to Emilio Castelar; a year later, she died of tuberculosis in Pau, France. After her death, her mother published Souvenirs, Poésies inédites.
From the description of Louisa Siefert correspondence and poems, 1857-1910. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702194239