Adolphe Sax


Birthday November 6, 1814

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Dinant, Belgium

DEATH DATE Feb 7, 1894 (79)

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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.


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.