Adolphe Sax(redirected from Adolph Sax)
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|Birthplace||Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium|
Inventor, Musician, Musical instrument designer
|Known for||Being the inventor of the saxophone|
(real name Antoine Joseph Sax). Born Nov. 6, 1814, in Dinant, Belgium; died Feb. 4, 1894, in Paris. Belgian inventor of wind instruments.
Sax worked in Brussels and, beginning in 1836, in Paris. He perfected a number of wind instruments and invented the saxophone and the saxhorn family of wind instruments (patents in 1845, Paris).