9th April 1814
Félix Battanchon was a French cellist, composer, and one of the venerated teachers at the Paris Conservatory. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Olive Charlier Vaslin (1794-1889) and Louis Pierre Martin Norblin (1781-1854). In 1840 he entered the orchestra of the Grand Opéra. He applied for second teacher of cello in 1851. Little is known about his life until his death in Paris in 1893.