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Year 1661 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1661

  • Jan 5 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1700)
  • Jun 6 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, and Maestro di Cappella (San Petronio, 1696-1756), born in Bologna, Papel States (now Italy) (d. 1756)
  • Sep 2 Georg Böhm, German organist and composer, born in Hohenkirchen (d. 1733)

Musicians Who Died in 1661

  • Jun 3 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Lazaro Valvasensi, Italian organist and composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 2 Louis Couperin, French composer and organist, dies (b. 1626)