On This Day

Year 1621 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 7 Georg Neumark, German composer and poet, born in Langensalza (d. 1681)
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, born in Gumpertshausen bei Hallburg, Lower Franconia (d. 1696)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 15 Michael Praetorius [Schultze], German organist and composer (Syntagma; In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 49
  • Jun 21 Kryštof Harant, Polish soldier, writer, and composer (b. 1564)
  • Oct 16 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, organist/composer, dies at about 59