On This Day

Year 1666 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 25 Johann Heinrich Buttstett, German composer, born in Bindersleben, Germany (d. 1727)
  • Aug 20 Alphonse d'Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, born in Brussels (d. 1727)
  • Sep 5 Gottfried Arnold, German theologist, historian and songwriter, born in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany (d. 1714)
  • Nov 1 James Sherard, English amateur composer, born in Bushby (d. 1738)
  • Nov 5 Attilio Ariosti, Italian composer born in Bologna (d. 1729)
  • Dec 5 Francesco Scarlatti, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Sicily (d. ~1741)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 24 Johann Andreas Herbst, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, dies at 77
  • May 6 Paul Siefert, German composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 30 Adam Krieger, German composer, dies at 32