Year 1716 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1716

  • Feb 18 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, born in Geneva (d. 1783)
  • Mar 21 Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, composer
  • Apr 4 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
  • Apr 9 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, born in Gleisdorf, Austria (d. 1778)
  • Apr 12 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1796)

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Musicians Who Died in 1716

  • Mar 8 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, Austrian composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 13 Georg Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 46
  • Jul 9 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", dies at 63
  • Aug 3 Sebastián Durón, Spanish composer, dies at 56

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