On This Day

1706 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 24 Giovanni Battista Martini, Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1784)
  • Sep 20 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, born in Lázně Kynžvart, Czech Republic (d. 1783)
  • Sep 21 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1796)
  • Oct 18 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (opera's buffa)
  • Nov 7 Carlo Cecere, Italian composer, born in Grottole, Italy (d. 1761)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 26 Guillaume Poitevin, composer, dies at 59

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

Mar 9 Johann Pachelbel, German organist/composer, dies at 52

  • Sep 8 Romanus Weichlein, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 20 Pierre Verdier, French composer working in Sweden, dies at 79
  • Oct 26 Andreas Werkmeister, composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 3 Emilie Juliane of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, German countess and hymn writer (b. 1637)