Adolphe Sax

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Birthday
6, 1814
Birthplace
Dinant, Belgium
Death Date
Feb 7, 1894 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
6, 1814
Birthplace
Dinant, Belgium
Death Date
Feb 7, 1894 (79)

About

Musical instrument maker who created a new instrument called the saxophone at the behest of the Belgian king.

Before Fame

He already created improved versions of the flute and clarinet by the age of 15.

Trivia

He first showed the world his new musical instrument at the 1841 Brussels Exhibition.

Family Life

He was employed by his father's musical instrument workshop, picking up the tricks of the trade at a very early age.

Associated With

His invention was used by many musicians, such as John Coltrane, to create musical masterpieces.