Charles Samuel Bovy Lysberg

Charles Samuel Bovy Lysberg was born in Lysberg, near Geneva, Switzerland, March 1, 1821.

He studied in Paris under Chopin and Delaire. When he returned to Geneva he was appointed professor of pianoforte at the Geneva Conservatoire. The name Lysberg, under which he published his compositions, was used by Bovy in order that he might hide his failure if they did not succeed. His writings, numbering more than 350, are mainly pianoforte pieces.

He died in Geneva, February 15, 1873.