Year 1576 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1576

  • Oct 25 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, baptized in Elstead (d. 1623)
  • Dec 3 Marsilio Casentini, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1651)

Musicians Who Died in 1576

  • Jan 19 Hans Sachs, German composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 15 (Valentin) B├ílint Bakfark, Hungarian lutenist, and composer, dies of the plague at about 70