François-Adrien Boïeldieu, *1775 (Rouen, Normandie), †1834 in Jarcy bei Paris), war der bedeutendste französische Opernkomponist des ersten Viertels des 19. Jahrhunderts

The leading opera composer in France during the first quarter of the 19th century was trained by the Rouen cathedral organist and became a concert pianist, performing his own compositions. He wrote his first opera-comique in 1793 and finished with a score of 36 operas, some in collaboration with Cherubini, Herold, and others. Those heard on Swiss musical boxes include (according Bulleid, Technology, p. 234):

Le Calife de Bagdad (1800)
Ma Tante Aurore (1803)
Bayard à Mézières (1814)
Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (1818)
La Dame Blanche (1825)

This White Lady frequently appears on early overture boxes. Citizens of Geneva are said to have greatly admired the music of Boiëldieu, and Professor Chapuis interestingly suggested that some of the tune arrangers may have been specially inspired by his Harp Concerto, composed in 1795.

La dame blanche (Die weiße Dame): Rzebitschek Musiknummer 262

Auf den Musiktafeln der Schweizer Hersteller war Boïeldieu einer der im mittleren Häufigkeitsbereich vorkommenden „Säulenheiligen“: