Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755) was a French baroque composer of instrumental music, cantatas, opéra-ballets, and vocal music. He obtained a royal license for engraving music in 1724, and made money by publishing his music for sale to the public. In 1724 he moved to Paris where he began a composition career. His first works appeared in 1724, and by 1747 he had published more than 100 works in vocal and instrumental combinations. His music was extremely popular and made him wealthy.