On This Day

Year 1640 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1697)
  • Nov 15 Nicolaus Adam Strungk, German composer, born in Braunschweig, Germany (d. 1700)
  • Nov 26 Carl Rosier, Dutch baroque composer, born in Li├Ęge (d. 1725)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Guillaume van Messaus, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 10 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 25 Giles Farnaby, composer, dies