Pierre-Auguste Sarrus, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre-Auguste Sarrus

French musician

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0001

Place of Birth: Saint-Affrique, Occitania, France

Date of Death: 03-May-1876

Profession: military personnel, musician

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Pierre-Auguste Sarrus

  • Pierre-Auguste Sarrus (March 14 or 15, 1813 – May 3, 1876) was a French musician and inventor. He joined the army at the age of 23. November 27, 1843: Sarrus is affected to the 74th RĂ©giment d'Infanterie as corporal-chief of the music, it is the start of his military musician career. August 18, 1846: wedding with MĂ©lanie Bellemère. 1852: Sarrus receives the MĂ©daille militaire. 1854: Member of the ExpĂ©dition d'Orient (Crimean War), he receives the MĂ©daille de CrimĂ©e. April 2, 1855: he is affected to the 13th RĂ©giment d'Infanterie. July 10, 1855: he is promoted officer. 1860-61: member of the Campaign of Syria. 1863: he receives the 5th class Turkish MĂ©djidiĂ©'s order and the Victoria Cross. December 26, 1864: he is made knight of the LĂ©gion d'honneur. July 10, 1867: Sarrus gets retired, he was then chief of music (ranking as a lieutenant) of the 13th RĂ©giment d'Infanterie de Ligne.Nevertheless, Pierre-Auguste Sarrus is not famous for his military career, but for having invented a music instrument to replace the oboe and bassoon in military music in 1856.
  • Pierre-Louis Gautrot built this instrument and patented it under the name sarrusophone.

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