Belgian composer, opera director, opera administrator and journalist Paul Danblon was born on 25 July 1931. He studied composition at the Brussels Conservatory with Jean Absil and Marcel Quinet.
Music includes a Piano Concerto (1954), the oratorio Les Troyennes (1954) and the opera Cyrano de Bergerac (1980).
He had a parallel career as a scientific journalist, and was also a member of the Belgian Laïcité movement, encouraging the absence of religious involvement in government affairs.
Paul Danblon died on 8 February 2018, aged eighty-six.