On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1797

Birthdays in Music

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

Person of interestFranz Schubert

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

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
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 Karl Schwencke, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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 Gabor Matray, composer
  • Nov 29 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)