On This Day

Year 1626 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 12 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • Aug 12 Giovanni Legrenzi, composer
  • Oct 9 John Ferrabosco, composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1682)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • Feb 20 John Dowland, composer, dies
  • May 17 Juan Pujol, Catalan composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47