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Year 1638 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1638

  • Apr 11 Diogo Dias Melgás, Portuguese composer of sacred polyphonic music, born in Cuba, Alentejo, Portugal (d. 1700)
  • Jul 8 Matteo Coferati, composer
  • Jul 15 Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1693)

Musicians Who Died in 1638

  • Jan 21 Ignazio Donati, Italian composer (c. 1570)
  • May 27 Nicolas Formé, French composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 John Ward, composer, dies at 67