Florent Schmitt (September 28, 1870, Blamont, Meurthe et Moselle – August 17, 1958 Neuilly-sur-Seine) was a French composer. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1889, studying under Albert Lavignac, Theodore Dubois, Jules Massenet, and Gabriel Fauré. In 1900 Schmitt won the Prix de Rome on his fourth attempt. Schmitt wrote 138 works with opus numbers. He composed examples of most of the major forms of music, except for opera.