On This Day

Musicians Born in May 1797

  • 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)