Pierre-Auguste Sarrus (March 14 or 15, 1813 – May 3, 1876) was a French musician and inventor. He joined the army at the age of 23. November 27, 1843: Sarrus is affected to the 74th Régiment d'Infanterie as corporal-chief of the music, it is the start of his military musician career. August 18, 1846: wedding with Mélanie Bellemère. 1852: Sarrus receives the Médaille militaire. 1854: Member of the Expédition d'Orient (Crimean War), he receives the Médaille de Crimée.

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  • Pierre-Auguste Sarrus (14 ou 15 mars 1813 à Saint-Affrique ; 3 mai 1876 à Paris-XIe), musicien militaire et inventeur.
  • Pierre-Auguste Sarrus (March 14 or 15, 1813 – May 3, 1876) was a French musician and inventor. He joined the army at the age of 23. November 27, 1843: Sarrus is affected to the 74th Régiment d'Infanterie as corporal-chief of the music, it is the start of his military musician career. August 18, 1846: wedding with Mélanie Bellemère. 1852: Sarrus receives the Médaille militaire. 1854: Member of the Expédition d'Orient (Crimean War), he receives the Médaille de Crimée. April 2, 1855: he is affected to the 13th Régiment d'Infanterie. July 10, 1855: he is promoted officer. 1860-61: member of the Campaign of Syria. 1863: he receives the 5th class Turkish Médjidié's order and the Victoria Cross. December 26, 1864: he is made knight of the Légion d'honneur. July 10, 1867: Sarrus gets retired, he was then chief of music (ranking as a lieutenant) of the 13th Régiment d'Infanterie de Ligne.Nevertheless, Pierre-Auguste Sarrus is not famous for his military career, but for having invented a music instrument to replace the oboe and bassoon in military music in 1856. Pierre-Louis Gautrot built this instrument and patented it under the name sarrusophone.
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  • Pierre-Auguste Sarrus (March 14 or 15, 1813 – May 3, 1876) was a French musician and inventor. He joined the army at the age of 23. November 27, 1843: Sarrus is affected to the 74th Régiment d'Infanterie as corporal-chief of the music, it is the start of his military musician career. August 18, 1846: wedding with Mélanie Bellemère. 1852: Sarrus receives the Médaille militaire. 1854: Member of the Expédition d'Orient (Crimean War), he receives the Médaille de Crimée.
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