On This Day

Year 1720 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court) composer and organist, born in Dobitschen, Thuringia (d. 1774)
  • Jan 17 Jean-Joseph Vadé, French songwriter, poet, and playwright, born in Ham, France (d. 1757)
  • May 21 Antonio Corbisiero, Italian composer (d. 1790)
  • Aug 10 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)
  • Aug 11 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • Aug 20 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1785)
  • Sep 22 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer
  • Oct 17 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer
  • Nov 16 Charles-Antoine Campion, Italian composer, born in Lunéville, Lorraine, France (d. 1788)
  • Dec 4 Jean-Jacques Robson, Flemish composer, born in Dendermonde, Belgium (d. 1785)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Georg Bronner, German composer and organist, dies at 53
  • Jul 27 Johann Samuel Welter, German composer, dies at 69