On This Day

Year 1678 in Music History

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestAntonio Vivaldi

Mar 4 Antonio Vivaldi, Baroque violin virtuoso and composer (The Four Seasons), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1741)

Violin Virtuoso & Composer Antonio Vivaldi
Violin Virtuoso & Composer
Antonio Vivaldi
  • Jul 6 Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1729)
  • Dec 30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Johannes Flittner, German composer, dies at 59
  • May 6 Joseph Chabanceau de La Barre, French composer, dies at 44
  • Aug 5 Juan García de Zéspedes, Mexican musician and composer (b. 1619)
  • Oct 26 John Jenkins, composer, dies
  • Nov 18 Giovanni Maria Bononcini, composer, dies at 36