Antoine Joseph Sax was born on 6 November 1814, in the street that has born his name since 1896, in a modest house, which was destroyed in 1914, and which was built on the present site of an important commercial building.

“Adolphe” Sax was a Belgian inventor and musician who played flute and clarinet Created the saxophone in the early 1840s, patenting it in 1846. He also invented the saxotromba, saxhorn and saxtuba.

Maison de Monsieur Sax / Image: Wikimedia Commons
In its façade, there is a stained-glass window and an inscription chiselled into the stonework: “Adolphe Sax, 1814-1894, was born here”

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