On This Day

Year 1563 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 27 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 30 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • Dec 29 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, Italian composer, born in Carpi, Duchy of Modena and Reggio (d. 1628)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 12 John Bull, English composer, musician and organ builder, credited with composing Britain's national anthem "God Save The King/Queen" (debated), dies at about 68
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • Aug 11 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)