On This Day

Year 1602 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, born in Crema, Lombardy, Italy (d. 1676)
  • Nov 27 Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Italian Baroque music composer, singer and Benedictine nun, born in Milan, Habsburg Spain (now Italy) (d. ca. 1676–1678)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Paul Melissus [Paul Schede], German poet/composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 11 Emilio de' Cavalieri, Italian composer
  • Oct 1 Hernando de Cabezon, Spanish composer, dies at 61