On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1839

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 John Knowles Paine, composer, born in Portland, Maine
  • Jan 14 Emil Bohn, German musician, born in Bielau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Jan 19 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
  • Mar 9 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • Mar 10 Dudley Buck, organist and church composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 17 Josef Rheinberger, Vaduz Liechtenstein, opera composer (Munich Conser)
  • Mar 21 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russian composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]
  • Apr 5 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • Apr 12 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, born in Spa, Liège, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • May 8 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist (O Canada), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • May 19 Alice Mary Smith, composer
  • Jul 9 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Jul 14 Edward Sydney Smith, composer
  • Jul 17 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, born in Worms, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Aug 15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, Canadian organist, composer, and educator (The Music of The Spheres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1927)
  • Aug 17 Hubert Platt Main, composer
  • Aug 24 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • Nov 7 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Nov 25 Stanisław Duniecki, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1870)