Adolphe Sax Biography
(Inventor of Saxophone)
Birthday: November 6, 1814 (Scorpio)
Born In: Dinant
Adolphe Sax, was a Belgian-French maker of musical instruments, who invented the saxophone. He was born in France ruled Belgium but lived in Paris throughout his professional life. Adolphe Sax’s parents were musical instrument designers and hence he became interested in the vocation from a very early age. In fact, he started making his own instruments at an early age and exhibited his flutes and a clarinet at a competition at the age of 15. However, it is also important to point out that other than his parents; he also got to learn a lot about musical instruments and the intricacies involved in them at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. Later on, he moved to Paris in order to pursue his objective of becoming a musical instruments designer. One of his most important inventions was the saxophone, an instrument that was patented and remains his greatest invention. However, many of his patents ran into trouble as his rivals questioned the legality of many of them and the legal costs involved in the process drove him to bankruptcy twice.