On This Day

Year 1591 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 26 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1652) baptism date
  • Jun 16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • Sep 23 Michael Lohr, German composer, born in Marienberg (d. 1654)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Jacobus de Kerle, French Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • Jul 2 Vincenzo Galilei, Italian composer (b. 1520)
  • Jul 18 Jakob Handl, [Petelin], Austrian composer and bandmaster, dies at 40