François Sudre (1787–1862)

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Jean-François Sudre
Born (1787-08-15)15 August 1787
Albi, France
Died 3 October 1862(1862-10-03) (aged 75)
Occupation violinist, composer, music teacher
Known for Inventor of Solrésol

Jean-François Sudre (15 August 1787 – 3 October 1862) was a violinist, composer and music teacher who invented a musical language called la Langue musicale universelle or Solrésol.

Sudre was born in Albi in southern France on August 15, 1787. He studied music as a child and, at the age of eighteen, was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris on May 12, 1806, where he studied violin under François Habeneck and harmony under Charles Simon Catel.