On This Day

April 1759 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 18 Jacques Widerkehr, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 8 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76

Person of interestGeorge Frideric Handel

Apr 14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74