David, Felicien (1810-1876), a French composer, born at Cadenet in the department of Vaucluse. He was a chorister at Aix cathedral, and afterwards went to the Paris Conservatoire. He adopted the principles of St. Simonism, and with others went to Constantinople, Smyrna, and Cairo, and suffered much tribulation. On his return to Paris he published in 1835 his Melodies Orientates, and in 1844 his Desert, which had a great success. Later works did not meet with the same success. In 1862 he was enrolled in the Legion of Honour, and in 1869 he Was appointed librarian of the Paris Conservatoire.