|Birth Day||July 24, 1803|
|Age||216 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||May 3, 1856 (age 52)|
Best known for his 1844 Christmas carol "Minuit, chrétiens!" It was later given English lyrics and popularized as "O Holy Night" in 1847.
He began studies at the Paris Conservatoire in 1821, studying organ and harmonium with opera Composer François-Adrien Boieldieu. He played the triangle in the school's orchestra.
He wrote the famous ballet "Giselle" in 1841.
His song "O Holy Night" inspired generations of worshipers. It was covered by many major artists who spanned generations, including Bing Crosby, Whitney Houston, and Josh Groban.