On This Day

Year 1697 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Johann Pfeiffer, composer
  • Jan 30 Johann Joachim Quantz, German royal flautist & composer, born in Scheden, Germany (d. 1773)
  • Feb 17 Louis-Maurice de La Pierre, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1753)
  • Apr 8 Pierre Prowo, German composer, born in Altona (d. 1757)
  • Apr 16 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, born in Penig, Germany (d. 1778)
  • May 10 Jean Marie I'aine Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyon, France (d. 1764)
  • Jun 11 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist, composer and theorist, born in Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1780)
  • Jul 10 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, born in Dunkirk (d. 1770)
  • Nov 9 Claudio Casciolini, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1760)
  • Dec 5 Carlo Arrigoni, Italian composer and musician, born in Florence (d. 1744)
  • Dec 5 Giuseppe de Majo, Italian composer and organist, born in Naples (d. 1771)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 Carlo Mannelli, Italian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 29 Nikolaus Bruhns, composer, dies
  • May 18 Guillaume Dumanoir, French composer, dies at 81