On This Day

Musicians Born in 1816

  • Feb 17 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, German composer and muscian, born in Reichenbach, Prussia (1887)
  • Mar 19 Johannes Verhulst, Dutch composer and conductor, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1891)
  • Mar 27 George Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1893)
  • Apr 13 William Sterndale Bennett, English composer, born in Sheffield, Yorkshire (d. 1875)
  • May 14 Gualtiero Sanelli, Italian composer, born in Parma (d. 1861)
  • Jul 24 Józef Michał Poniatowski, Poilsh-Italian operatic tenor and composer (d. 1873)
  • Aug 16 Joseph Robinson, Irish singer, organist and composer, born in Dublin (d. 1898)
  • Sep 1 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 4 François Bazin, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1878)
  • Sep 15 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1880)
  • Sep 25 Anton de Kontski [Antoni Kątski], Polish-American pianist and composer (Awakening Of The Lion), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899) [some sources cite birth as 1817-10-27]
  • Oct 6 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
  • Nov 14 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • Nov 17 August Wilhelm Ambros, Austrian Czech musicologist (History of Music), born in Vysoké Mýto, Bohemia
  • Nov 29 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)