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Adolphe SAX

Belgian Adolphe SAX

born Antoine Joseph SAX

Belgian inventor and musician who created the saxophone

Source :  Thierry LACOURT

Born: on September 09, 1814 in Dinant, Belgium
Died: on February 07, 1894 in Paris, France


Antoine-Joseph Sax was born on 6 November 1814, in Dinant, in what is now Belgium, to Charles-Joseph Sax and his wife Marie-Joseph (Masson). While his given name was Antoine-Joseph, he was referred to as Adolphe from childhood. His father and mother were instrument designers themselves, who made several changes to the design of the French horn.

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