On This Day

1638 in Music

Birthdays in Music

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

Deaths in Music

  • 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