Year 1626 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1626

  • Apr 12 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • Aug 12 Giovanni Legrenzi, Venetian Baroque organist and composer, born in Clusone, Republic of Venice (now Italy), (d. 1690)
  • Oct 9 John Ferrabosco, composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1682)

Musicians Who Died in 1626

  • Jan 21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • Feb 20 John Dowland, British (or Irish?) Renaissance lutenist, singer, and composer ("I saw my Lady weepe"; "Flow My Tears"), dies and is buried at 63
  • May 17 Juan Pujol, Catalan composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47