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Birthdays in Music in 1770

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 18 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
  • Feb 20 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
  • Feb 22 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
  • Feb 26 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • Mar 25 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer
  • Apr 19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)
  • May 19 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • Jun 4 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, born in Dartmoor, England (d. 1827)
  • Sep 19 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, born in Wremen, Wurster Nordseek├╝ste, Germany (d. 1830)
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • Nov 29 Peter Hansel, composer
  • Dec 13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

Dec 16 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), born in Bonn, Electorate of Cologne (d. 1827)

  • Dec 17 Johann Friedrich Schubert, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)