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Birthdays in Music in 1759

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer
  • Jan 31 Francois Devienne, French composer, born in Joinville, France (d. 1803)
  • Feb 27 Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab, composer
  • Mar 2 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, composer
  • 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 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, German composer (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 Vinzenz Krommer, composer