Adolphe Sax

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Adolphe Sax
BirthplaceDinant, Wallonia, Belgium
Inventor, Musician, Musical instrument designer
Known for Being the inventor of the saxophone

Sax, Adolphe


(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).

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