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Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • Feb 12 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in Vil√©mov (d. 1817)
  • Feb 15 Ernst Eichner, composer
  • Mar 19 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph F Weigl, German/Austrian(?), violin cellist
  • Mar 24 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
  • Apr 4 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer
  • May 9 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Barber of Seville)
  • Jun 8 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer
  • Jun 11 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, born in Lazise, Verona (d. 1817)
  • Aug 10 Samuel Arnold, composer
  • Oct 8 Michel-Julien Mathieu, French composer, born in Fontainebleau, France (d. 1777)
  • Oct 26 Ernest Louis Muller, composer
  • Dec 13 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63
  • Jan 5 Antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72
  • Feb 9 Vincenz Lubeck, German composer, dies at 85