On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1776

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 24 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • Feb 18 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, born in Denbigh (d. 1851)
  • Feb 21 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer
  • Apr 8 Thaddäus Weigl, Austrian composer (d. 1844)
  • May 10 George Thomas Smart, composer
  • May 12 Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer
  • May 13 Charles Ots, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1845)
  • May 13 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer
  • Jun 1 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1831)
  • Aug 4 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, born in Jezbořice, Bohemia (d. 1851)
  • Aug 15 Ignaz von Seyfried, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1841)
  • Aug 16 Philipp Jakob Riotte, German composer, born in St. Wendel, Saarland (d. 1856)
  • Dec 6 Paul Friedrich Struck, composer, born in Stralsund, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1820)