François Sudre

Jean-François Sudre (15 August 1787 - 3 October 1862) was a violinist, composer and music teacher who invented the musical language called la Langue musicale universelle, or Solresol.

Sudre was born in the village of Albi in southern France on August 15, 1787. He studied music as a child and, at the age of eighteen, was admitted to the Conservatoire de Paris on May 12, 1806, where he studied violin under François Habeneck and harmony under Charles Simon Catel.