On This Day

Year 1596 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Henry Lawes, English composer, born in Dinton, United Kingdom (d. 1662)
  • Dec 3 Nicolo Amati, Italian violin maker (Stradivari & Guarneri), born in Cremona, Italy (d. 1684)

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Giaches de Wert, Flemish composer (b. 1535)
  • Dec 27 Pietro Pontio, Italian composer (Ragionamento di Musica), dies at 64