On This Day

Year 1576 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

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

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 19 Hans Sachs, German composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 15 Baliny Valentin Bakfark, composer, dies