On This Day

Year 1585 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 20 Lazaro Valvasensi, Italian organist and composer, born in Valvasone, Italy (d. 1661)
  • Sep 10 Ercole Porta, Italian church composer, born in Bologna (d. 1630)
  • Oct 8 Heinrich Schutz, German composer, born in K√∂stritz, Germany (d. 1672)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 23 Thomas Tallis, English composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 28 Hernando Franco, Spanish composer (b. 1532)