On This Day

Year 1609 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 16 Michael Franck, German composer and baker, born in Schleusingen (d. 1667)
  • Jul 27 Heinrich Pape, German composer and organist, born in Ratzeburg (d. 1663)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 28 Paul Sartorius, German composer, dies at 39
  • May 15 Giovanni Croce, Italian composer (b. 1557)
  • Aug 7 Eustache du Caurroy, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 1 Gianmatteo Asola, Italian composer
  • Dec 4 Alexander Hume, Scottish poet (Hymns and Sacred Songs), dies