- Jan 1 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
- Feb 26 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
- Feb 26 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), dies at 77
- Apr 19 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74
- Apr 28 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, dies at 60
- May 4 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, dies at 51
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