Year 1766 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1766

  • Jan 10 Louis Massonneau, German composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1848)
  • Feb 24 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England (d. 1837)
  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, German-Austrian composer (La Principessa d’Amalfi; Emmeline), and conductor, born in Eisenstadt, Hungary, Austrian Empire (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)

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Musicians Who Died in 1766

  • Feb 26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30
  • Mar 3 Gregor Joseph Werner, Austrian Baroque composer and kapellmeister, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, German 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