On This Day

Year 1680 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 31 Amsterdam opera at Leidsegracht opens

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 25 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, Bohemian composer and patron (Gluck)
  • Mar 20 Baron Emanuele d' Astorga, Italian composer (Stabat mater)
  • May 5 Giuseppe Porsile, Neapolitan composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1750)
  • May 21 Frederich Karl Erbach, German composer, born in Odenwald (d. 1731)
  • Oct 21 Francisco Jose Coutinho, composer
  • Nov 18 Jean-Baptiste Loeillet, Flemish composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1730)

Deaths in Music

  • May 29 Abraham Megerle, Austrian organist, composer, and Kapellmeister, dies at 73
  • Aug 28 Joan Cererols, Catalan musician, composer and monk, dies at 57
  • Sep 10 Marco Uccellini, Italian composer and violinist, dies (b. 1603)
  • Sep 10 Baldassare Ferri, Italian castrato singer, dies at 69
  • Oct 13 Francois Roberday, composer, dies at 56