On This Day

Year 1556 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 21 Sethus Calvisius, composer
  • Aug 10 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, born in Mengeringhausen, Hesse, Germany (d. 1607)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 10 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies