On This Day

Year 1746 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 11 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
  • Feb 27 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
  • Mar 13 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, born in Svitavy, Czech Republic (d. 1799)
  • Mar 17 Jan David Holland, composer
  • Mar 27 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, born in Ranoldsberg, Upper Bavaria (d. 1781)
  • May 13 Oliver Brownson, composer
  • May 19 Johann Friedrich Peter, composer
  • Jun 3 James Hook, English composer, born in Norwich (d. 1827)
  • Jun 24 Jean-Baptiste Rochefort, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • Jul 2 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, born in Husum, Germany (d. 1832)
  • Jul 7 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
  • Sep 29 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer
  • Oct 7 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1800)
  • Oct 27 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, born in Triefenstein, Germany (d. 1810)
  • Nov 15 Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (Colas et Colinette), born in Saint-Malo, France (d. 1809)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, German composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 21 Gottfried Kirchhoff, German composer, dies at 60
  • May 15 Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, composer, dies at 67
  • May 30 Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 27 Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
  • Dec 6 Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (b. 1665)