On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1809

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
  • Jan 20 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

Feb 3 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Great Scherzos), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1847)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • Mar 19 Fredrik Pacius, composer
  • Mar 31 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
  • Apr 23 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1872)
  • May 6 William Walker, American composer (The Southern Harmony), born in Martin's Mills, Cross Keys, South Carolina (d. 1875)
  • Aug 30 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1863)
  • Oct 2 Anton Emil Titl, Austrian composer, born in Nedvědice (d. 1882)
  • Oct 16 Francesco Schira, composer, born in Island of Malta (d. 1883)
  • Oct 22 Federico Ricci, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1877)
  • Nov 26 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1888)
  • Nov 30 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer
  • Dec 20 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, German composer, born in Oldisleben, Germany (d. 1858)