On This Day

January 1759 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Maria Rosa Coccia, composer

Person of interestRobert Burns

Jan 25 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, born in Alloway, Scotland (d. 1796)

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • Jan 31 Francois Devienne, French composer, born in Joinville, France (d. 1803)