On This Day

Musicians Born in 1759

  • Jan 4 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer

Robert Burns

Jan 25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

  • Jan 31 Francois Devienne, French composer, born in Joinville, France (d. 1803)
  • Feb 27 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, German composer, critic, and music publisher, born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia (now Germany) (d. 1813)
  • Mar 2 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, German-Swedish organist, composer, conductor, choirmaster, and educator (Studentsång), born in Oberschönau, Saxony (d. 1833)
  • Apr 18 Jacques Widerkehr, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • May 15 Maria Theresia von Paradis, composer
  • May 18 Charles Duquesnoy, South Netherlands composer and singer, born in Beuzet (d. 1822)
  • May 22 Gervais-François Couperin, French composer (d. 1826)
  • May 23 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 1833)
  • Jun 5 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, born in Weitra, Austria (d. 1826)
  • Jul 10 Sophia Maria Westenholz (née Fritscher), German singer, composer, and educator, born in Neubrandenburg, Swedish Pomerania (now Germany) (d. 1838)
  • Nov 10 Frederich von Schiller, German poet and lyricist (Ode to Joy), born in Marbach am Neckar, Germany (d. 1805)
  • Nov 13 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer (d. 1848)
  • Nov 20 Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, Hungarian cellist and composer, baptized in Leštiny (d. 1833)
  • Nov 27 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, born in Kamenice u Jihlavy, Czech Republic (d. 1831)