On This Day

Year 1659 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 22 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 17 Antonio Veracini, Italian violinist and Baroque composer, born in Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (now Italy) (d. 1733)
  • Aug 1 Antoine Mouque, Flemish composer and organist and singer, born in Ostend (d. 1723)
  • Sep 10 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Dido & Aeneas), born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)
  • Nov 6 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1732)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 18 Benedikt Lechler, German composer, dies at 64