Year 1708 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1708

  • Jan 26 William Hayes, British composer and organist, baptized in Gloucester, England (d. 1777)
  • Feb 8 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, born in CĂ­toliby, Czech Republic (d. 1789)
  • Mar 21 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, born in Wismar (d. 1755)
  • Apr 6 Johann George Reutter, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1772)
  • Apr 8 Georg Zarth, Bohemian composer, born in Hochtann, Bohemia (d. 1778)

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Musicians Who Died in 1708

  • Jan 23 Thomas Bullis, English composer, dies at 80 (buried)
  • May 27 Jacques Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 51
  • Aug 4 Vincenzo De Grandis, Italian composer, and priest, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Christian Liebe, German composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 1 John Blow, English baroque composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59