Year 1740 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1740

  • Feb 3 Guillaume Lasceux, composer
  • Feb 12 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, born in VilĂ©mov (d. 1817)
  • Feb 15 Ernst Eichner, German composer and bassoonist, born in Arolsen (d. 1777)
  • Mar 19 Johann Georg Roser, composer
  • Mar 24 John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)

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Musicians Who Died in 1740

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