Concert pianist who also composed salon music beneath the pseudonym D Magnus. He examined on the Brussels Conservatory and was presented with First Award in 1843. He was the motivation for an 1867 lithograph by Amédée de Noé. He was created in Brussels and passed away in Paris. His 1869 structure Rienzi, opéra de R. Wagner, Fantaisie-militaire, Op. 133, was a paraphrase on Rienzi by Richard Wagner.