On This Day

Musicians Born in 1777

  • Jan 1 Micah Hawkins, composer
  • Jan 3 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • Jan 8 Filippo Traetta, Italian-born American composer & music teacher, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1854)
  • Apr 18 Ignac Ruzitska, Austrian composer, born in Bazin, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1833)
  • May 4 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1852)
  • May 28 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, Flemish composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1858)
  • Sep 7 Heinrich David Stölzel, German horn player who developed the first valve for brass instruments, born in Schneeberg, Saxony (d. 1844)
  • Sep 20 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • Oct 6 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • Dec 16 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)