Musicians Born in 1851

  • Jan 9 Giuseppe Gallignani, Italian composer and conductor, born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Papal State (now Italy) (d. 1923)
  • Jan 25 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Sea Bride, Princess of Herberg), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • Mar 15 Józef Surzyński, Polish organist, composer, conductor, and theologian, born in Śrem, Poland (d. 1919)
  • Mar 27 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)

Vincent d'IndyVincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Mar 27 French composer (Symphony on a French Mountain Air), and teacher, born in Paris

  • Apr 7 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • Apr 12 Emil Liebling, German-American composer, born in Pless, Silesia (d. 1914)
  • May 23 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • Jul 7 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (I'll Overcome Someday), and Methodist minister, born in Berlin, Maryland (d. 1933)
  • Aug 13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • Sep 15 Josif Marinković, Serbian composer, born in Vranjevo, Novi Bečej (d. 1931)
  • Oct 23 Guillaume Couture, Canadian choir conductor, composer, and teacher, born In Montreal, Quebec (d. 1915)