On This Day

Year 1716 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)
  • Sep 2 Johann Trier, German composer, born in Themar, Thuringia
  • Oct 25 Petronio Maria Pio Sgabazzi, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy
  • Dec 23 Johann Heinrich Rolle, German composer, born in Quedlinburg (d. 1785)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Harald Vallerius, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 10 Wenzel Ludwig von Radolt, 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
  • Sep 25 Johann Christoph Pez, German Baroque composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 30 Heinrich Georg Neuss, composer, theologian and poet, dies at 62
  • Dec 6 Benedictus Buns, Dutch Carmelite and composer (b. 1642)