|Born||March 14 or 15, 1813
|Died||May 3, 1876
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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