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Birthdays in Music in 1739

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 7 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • Mar 20 Eligio Celestino, composer
  • May 12 Johann Baptist (Jan Krtitel) Vanhal, composer
  • Jul 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in W├Ârlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • Aug 27 Michel-Richard Delalande, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • Sep 7 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 13 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • Oct 27 Franz Ignaz Kaa, German composer, born in Offenburg, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (d. 1818)
  • Nov 2 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)