On This Day

Musicians Born in 1797

  • Jan 10 Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, German writer & composer, born in Havixbeck, Germany (d. 1848)

Person of interestFranz Schubert

Jan 31 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (Unfinished Symphony), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1828)

Composer Franz Schubert
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Franz Schubert
  • Feb 15 Heinrich [Henry] Engelhard Steinway, German American piano maker (Steinway & Sons), born in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (d. 1871)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Lover, composer
  • Mar 7 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1870)
  • Apr 17 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer and conductor, born in Hanzinne, Belgium (d. 1869)
  • May 6 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader (Shakers) and composer (Simple Gifts), born in Cumberland, Maine (d. 1882)
  • May 12 Johann Hermann Kufferath, German composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr (d. 1864)
  • May 30 Johann Christian Lobe, German composer, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1881)
  • Jul 19 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, born in Neugersdorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Jul 21 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • Aug 5 Friedrich August Kummer, German composer and musician, born in Meiningen (d. 1879)
  • Sep 16 Anthony Panizzi, Italian librarian at British Museum, born in Brescello, Italy (d. 1879)
  • Nov 23 Gábor Mátray, Hungarian composer and musicologist, born in Nagykata, Hungary (d. 1875)
  • Nov 29 Domenico Gaetano Donizetti, Italian opera composer (L'elisir d'amore; Lucia di Lammermoor), born in Bergamo, Cisalpine Republic (d. 1848)
  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher, born in Nové Strašecí, Czechia (d. 1859)
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)