On This Day

1748 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Giovanni Furno, composer
  • Jan 9 Stefan Paluselli, composer
  • Jan 22 Lewis Edson, early American composer, born in Woodstock, New York (d. 1820)
  • Jan 26 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer
  • Feb 2 Christian Gottfried Thomas, composer
  • Feb 5 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Beethoven, born in Shimnitz, Saxony (d. 1798)
  • Mar 5 William Shield, composer
  • Apr 7 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • Apr 20 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, born in Plön, Germany (d. 1831)
  • Apr 20 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1820)
  • Apr 28 Lorenz Justinian Ott, German composer, born in Dietfurt, Germany (d. 1805)
  • Jul 21 Louis-Henry Paisible, French composer, born in Saint Cloud, Paris (d. 1782)
  • Aug 3 Carl Ludwig Junker, German composer, born in Kirchberg an der Jagst, Germany (d. 1797)
  • Aug 4 Maximilian Stadler, composer
  • Aug 6 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, born in Schongau, Bavaria (d. 1780)
  • Aug 11 Joseph Schuster, composer
  • Aug 31 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1820)
  • Sep 14 Johann Paul Schulthesius, German composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1816)
  • Sep 17 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • Sep 24 Philipp Meissner, German composer, born in Burgpreppach, Bavaria (d. 1816)
  • Sep 28 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, born in Hiltenfingen, Swabia, Germany (d. 1785)
  • Oct 8 Franz Seydelmann, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1806)
  • Nov 1 Christoph Rheineck, composer
  • Nov 23 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer
  • Dec 16 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer
  • Dec 27 William Marshall, Scottish fiddle composer ( strathspeys The Marchioness of Huntly), born in Fochabers, Scotland (d. 1833)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Henri Madin, French composer, dies at 49
  • Mar 23 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, dies at 63
  • Aug 16 Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni, Italian composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 25 Isaac Watts, English writer, preacher and hymnist (Horae Lyrican), dies at 74