Benjamin Bilse

Born: 17th August 1816

Died: 13th July 1902

Birthplace: Liegnitz, now Legnica, Poland

Benjamin Bilse was a German conductor and composer. Bilse was born in Liegnitz (present-day Legnica) in the Prussian Silesia Province. He obtained a rich musical education, as at the Vienna Conservatory under violinist Joseph Böhm, and played in the orchestra of Johann Strauss I. Returned to Liegnitz, he became municipalKapellmeister in 1842.

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