Birthdays in Music in 1685

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Person of interestGeorge Frideric Handel

Feb 23 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), born in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Germany (d. 1759)

Person of interestJohann Sebastian Bach

Mar 31 Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Mattheus-Passion) [OS 21 Mar], born in Eisenach, Germany (d. 1750)

  • Jun 30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera) (d. 1732)
  • Aug 1 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, composer
  • Sep 15 Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer
  • Sep 30 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer
  • Oct 26 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer and harpsichordist (La Silvia), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1757)
  • Dec 12 Lodovico Giustini, composer