On This Day

1676 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 19 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)
  • Apr 14 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, born in Großengottern, Germany (d. 1762)
  • Jun 6 Georg Riedel, German composer, born in Königsberg, Germany (d. 1738)
  • Nov 12 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
  • Dec 11 Johann Georg Weichenberger, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1740)
  • Dec 19 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, composer/organist, born in Paris, France

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Pier Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 7 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
  • Aug 28 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57
  • Oct 10 Sebastian Knupfer, German composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 20 Christopher Gibbons, English composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 4 Johann Georg Ebeling, German composer, dies at 39