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Birthdays in Music in 1808

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 4 Josef Kajetán Tyl, Czech playwright, author of the Czech national anthem(d. 1856)
  • Feb 9 Francesco Gomez da Rocha, composer
  • Mar 15 Gaetano Gaspari, composer
  • Mar 24 Maria Malibran, Spanish-French singer (d. 1836)
  • Apr 10 Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1884)
  • May 15 Gottfried Herrmann, composer
  • May 15 Michael William Balfe, composer
  • May 17 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), born in Lille, France (d.1892)
  • May 30 Joaquim Casimiro Jr., Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon (d. 1862)
  • Jun 24 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Jul 28 Charles Lucas, English composer, Principle of the Royal Academy of Music, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1869)
  • Jul 31 Frederick Crouch, English-born composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • Aug 10 Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, composer
  • Sep 15 Louis Clapisson, French composer and violinist, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1866)
  • Oct 1 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • Oct 12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)
  • Oct 24 Ernst Richter, German musical theorist and composer, born in Großschönau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1879)
  • Nov 17 Alberich Zwyssig, composer
  • Nov 18 Antoine-Amable-Elie Elwart, composer
  • Dec 6 Johann Christian Gebauer, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1884)
  • Dec 26 Albert Grisar, composer