Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Born: 23rd December 1689

Died: 28th October 1755

Birthplace: EThionville, France

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. Boismortier was one of the first composers to have no patrons: having obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, he made enormous sums of money by publishing his music for sale to the public.

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