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1596 in Music

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)