Birthdays in Music in 1840

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  • F 5
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  • T 9
  • W 10
  • T 11
  • F 12
  • S 13
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  • M 15
  • T 16
  • W 17
  • T 18
  • F 19
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  • M 29
  • T 30
  • Jan 18 Ernst Rudorff, composer
  • Feb 2 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer
  • Feb 13 Georg Jacobi, composer
  • Feb 25 Alexis Hollander, composer
  • Mar 8 Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
  • Mar 26 Carli Zoeller, composer
  • Apr 11 John Conrad Nordqvist, composer
  • Apr 12 Edmond Audran, composer
  • Apr 21 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist (Magister choralis)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), born in Votkinsk, Russia (d. 1893)

  • May 11 Filippo Capocci, composer
  • Jun 6 John Stainer, composer
  • Jun 24 Louis Brassin, composer
  • Jul 4 James McGranahan, composer
  • Aug 1 Aldine Sillman Kieffer, composer
  • Aug 28 Ira D. Sankey, American evangelist, composer and singer (Gospel hymns), born in Edinburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1908)
  • Sep 3 Jacob Fabricius, composer
  • Sep 9 Gentil T Antheunis, Flemish poet/music/composer
  • Sep 14 George Elbridge Whiting, composer
  • Sep 30 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer
  • Oct 4 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer
  • Oct 5 Fran Gerbič, Slovenian composer and tenor, born in Cerknica (d. 1917)
  • Oct 30 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano
  • Nov 16 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer
  • Dec 7 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
  • Dec 17 Christian Frederik Emil Horneman, composer