17th August 1816
13th July 1902
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.