On This Day

Year 1684 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 16 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Nymburk, Bohemia, Czech monk/composer
  • Mar 26 Johann Graf, German composer, born in Nürnberg (d. 1750)
  • Mar 31 Francesco Durante, Neapolitan composer, and teacher, born in Frattamaggiore, Kingdom of Naples (now Italy) (d. 1755)
  • Jun 22 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer
  • Sep 18 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1748)
  • Sep 23 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
  • Oct 5 Johann Jacob de Neufville, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1712)
  • Oct 19 Johann Christoph Frauenholtz, Alsatian composer, baptized in Ahorn, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1754)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 12 Pietro Andrea Ziani, Italian composer and organist, dies at 67
  • May 8 Henri Dumont, Dutch composer, dies at 73 or 74