On This Day

Year 1737 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 12 Brizio Petrucci, Italian composer, born in Massalom-barda, Ravenna, Papal State (d. 1838)
  • Mar 9 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1781)
  • Mar 28 Francesco Zannetti, Italian composer, born in Volterra (d. 1788)
  • Apr 10 Francois Giroust, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1799)
  • May 3 Friedrich Schwindl, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1786)
  • May 23 Louis François Chambray, French composer, born in Château de Chambray, Evreux, France (d. 1807)
  • Jul 2 François Léonard Rouwyzer, composer, born in Maastricht (d. 1827)
  • Aug 19 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, German cellist and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1824)
  • Sep 5 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, born in Celle, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Sep 14 Michael Haydn, Austrian composer, born in Rohrau, Austria (d. 1806)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

Sep 21 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), born in Philadelphia, British America (d. 1791)

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • Oct 2 Franz Schneider, Austrian organist and composer, baptized in Pulkau (d. 1812)
  • Oct 22 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, born in Pistoia, Florence (d. 1799)
  • Nov 25 Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, born in Oelsnitz, Germany (d. 1801)
  • Dec 8 Robert Kimmerling, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 28 Hercule Brehy, Flemish composer and organist, dies at 63
  • Sep 22 Francesco Mancini, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 22 Michel Pignolet de Monteclair, French composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 18 Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93