- Philippe Mercier
(b Brussels, 24, 26 or Nov 29, 1768; d Brussels, 3/June 4, 1804). Flemish composer, violinist and conductor. His father, Jean Pauwels, was a bass singer and his elder brother, Jean-Joseph Pauwels, was a bass and a violinist at the royal chapel of the Austrian governor of the southern Netherlands. Jean-Englebert was a chorister at the royal chapel by the end of ...