Year 1780 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung

Musicians Born in 1780

  • Jan 14 François Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • Jan 28 Giovanni Battista Velluti, Italian castrato singer 'the last great castrato', born in Pausula, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Feb 9 Walenty Karol Kratzer, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1855)
  • Mar 10 Juan José Landaeta, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela, (d. 1814)
  • May 10 Peter Lichtenthal, composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1780

  • Jan 2 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician & composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, dies at 60
  • Aug 19 Bernhard Haltenberger, German composer, dies at 32