On This Day

Year 1708 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 26 William Hayes, English composer and organist, born in Gloucester (d. 1777) baptismal date
  • Feb 8 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, born in Cítoliby, 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)
  • May 3 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • Jun 19 Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, German Baroque composer, born in Schweidnitz, Silesia (d. 1763)
  • Nov 4 Robert Praelisauer, German composer, born in Kötzting, Bavaria (d. 1771)
  • Dec 4 Marianus Königsperger, German composer, born in Roding, Germany (d. 1769)

Deaths in Music

  • 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, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 3 Christian Liebe, German composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 1 John Blow, English baroque composer (Venus & Adonis), dies at 59