On This Day

Year 1763 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 20 Adalbert Gyrowetz, composer, born in České Budějovice Bohemia
  • Mar 6 Jean Xavier Lefevre, French clarinetist and composer, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1829)
  • Apr 2 Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari, Italian composer, baptized in Rovereto, Italy (d. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Domenico Dragonetti, Italian composer and double bass player, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (now Italy) (d. 1846)
  • May 4 Franz Stanislaus Spindler, German composer, born in Steingaden, Germany (d. 1819)
  • Jun 1 Christian Gottlob Saupe, composer
  • Jun 14 Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), born in Mendorf, Bavaria (d. 1845)
  • Jun 15 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, born in Schwetzingen (d. 1826)
  • Jul 2 Peter Ritter, German cellist and composer, born in Mannheim, Palatinate (d. 1846)
  • Oct 12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • Nov 28 Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, born in Ried, Swabia (d. 1840)
  • Dec 23 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 1 Johann Caspar Vogler, German composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Wenzel Raimund Pirck, composer, dies at 45
  • Aug 14 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 14 Johann Philipp Sack, German composer, dies at 40
  • Dec 2 Carl August Thielo, composer, dies at 56