On This Day

Year 1652 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Johann Krieger, German composer and organist, born in Nuremberg (d. 1735)
  • May 14 Johann Philipp Fortsch, German composer, statesman and physician, born in Wertheim am Main (d. 1732)
  • Oct 13 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1682)
  • Oct 19 Louis Le Quointe, Flemish organist and composer (Bouquet de fleurs), born in Ypres, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1717)
  • Nov 20 Romanus Weichlein, Austrian composer, born in Linz, Austria (d. 1706)
  • Dec 16 Giovanni Maria Casini, Italian organist, composer, and priest, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1719)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 17 Gregorio Allegri, Italian singer and composer (Miserere), dies at about 67
  • Apr 21 Pietro Della Valle, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • May 27 Jacques Huyn, French baroque composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 24 Johann Weichmann, German organist, and sacred and secular music composer (Sorgen-Lägerin), dies at 32
  • Sep 16 Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61