On This Day

Year 1696 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 10 Johann Melchior Molter, German composer, born in Tiefenort, Thuringia (d. 1765)
  • Feb 17 Ernst Gottlieb Baron, German lutenist and composer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1760)
  • Feb 29 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, born in Pernes (d. 1770)
  • May 23 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer and organist, born in Hausen, Schwarzburg-Arnstadt (d. 1763)
  • Aug 12 Maurice Greene, English composer, born in London (d. 1755)
  • Aug 31 Johann Paul Kunzen, composer
  • Nov 11 Andrea Zani, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, Cremona Province (d. 1757)
  • Nov 15 Gerhardus Havingha, Dutch organist and composer, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1753)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 8 Michael de Ronghe, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Andres de Sola, Spanish composer, dies at 61
  • May 31 Heinrich Schwemmer, German composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 29 Michel Lambert, French composer, dies at about 86
  • Sep 16 Lambert Pietkin, Flemish composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 23 Johann David Mayer, German composer, dies at 60