Johann Paul Aegidius Martini (Composer)
Born: 31st August 1741, Freystadt, Germany
Died: 14th February 1816, Paris, France
Jean-Paul-Égide Martini, also known as Jean-Paul-Gilles Martini was a French composer of German birth during the classical period. He is best known today for the vocal romance "Plaisir d'amour," on which the 1961 Elvis Presley pop standard "Can't Help Falling in Love" is based. He often confused with the Italian composer Giovanni Battista Martini, so is sometimes known as Martini Il Tedesco ("Martini The German").