Year 1739 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1739

  • Feb 7 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • Mar 20 Eligio Celestino, composer
  • May 12 Johann Baptist Wanhal [Jan Křtitel Vaňhal], Czech organist, cellist, composer, and teacher, born in Nechanice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1813)
  • Jul 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in Wörlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, German composer (Gioas, re di Giuda) (d. 1766)

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Musicians Who Died in 1739

  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera conductor and composer, (Almira; Lukas-Passion), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71