Theobald Boehm

Theobald Boehm

  • Born: 9th April 1794
  • Died: 27th November 1881
  • Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Theobald Böhm (or Boehm) was a German inventor and musician, who perfected the modern Western concert flute and its improved fingering system (now known as the "Boehm system"). He was a Bavarian court musician, a virtuoso flautist, and a celebrated composer for the flute.