- Jean-Charles Léon
(b 1703; d Angers, 1782). French composer. He received his musical education in the Angers choir school, which he left in 1723 to become an adult chorister. On 14 November 1724 he was a candidate for the post of maître de chapelle to succeed Louis Vigné, and it is likely that he was appointed to the post and occupied it until 1732, the year in which he left Angers. He is next heard of in Orléans and then in Verdun, where a Te Deum and motets by him were sung before the king. In 1747 he became maître de musique at Clermont-Ferrand, a position he left in 1760 to return to Angers, where he was again maître de chapelle until 1768 at the latest, after which he undertook various responsibilities within the chapter. On 8 May 1772 he donated 14 masses (no longer extant) to the chapter.
Three works, dated ...