4th August 1843
18th May 1910
Florimond Van Duyse was a Belgian lawyer, composer and musicologist. He was born in Ghent and went to school at Veurne, and to high school at the Atheneum in Ghent. Then he studied Law at the Gentse Rijksuniversiteit, graduating as Doctor of Law in 1867. At the same time he studied Music, with Karel Miryat the Ghent Conservatory, winning First Prize in Harmony (1859) and Counterpoint (1862).