(b Dinant, 1814; d Paris, 1894).
Belg. instrument‐maker. Exhibited fl. and ivory cl. at Brussels Exhibition 1830, cl. with 24 keys in 1834. Moved to Paris 1842, where he was helped by Berlioz, Rossini, and others. In 1840s invented new brass instr., saxophone, which he registered in 1846. Also invented the saxhorn family of instr. (c.1845).