On This Day

Year 1766 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 10 Louis Massonneau, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Wesley, composer/organist (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England
  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, Austrian composer and conductor (Emmeline), born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1846)
  • Jun 19 Edmund Weber, German composer, born in Hildesheim, Germany (d. 1828)
  • Jul 18 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, born in Marktheidenfeld, Germany (d. 1798)
  • Aug 1 Ignaz Anton Franz Xaver Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Aldino, Italy (d. 1839)
  • Aug 22 Joseph-Denis Doche, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1825)
  • Oct 9 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • Nov 16 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, born in Versailles, France (d. 1831)
  • Nov 20 John Wall Calcott, English composer, born in Kensington, London (d. 1821)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30
  • Mar 3 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • Oct 7 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, dies at 74