Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (Composer)
Born: 23rd December 1689, Thionville, France
Died: 28th October 1755, Roissy en Brie, 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 licence for engraving music in 1724, he made enormous sums of money by publishing his music for sale to the public.