On This Day

Year 1780 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 14 Francois-Joseph Dizi, Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • Feb 9 Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer
  • Mar 10 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer
  • May 10 Peter Lichtenthal, composer
  • May 22 Jan Emmanuel Doležálek, Bohemian organist and composer, born in Chotěboř, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1858)
  • May 28 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
  • Jun 18 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, born in Fulda, Germany (d. 1851)
  • Jul 25 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, teacher and choir master, born in Dresden, Saxony (d. 1842)
  • Aug 19 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • Nov 3 Victor Dourlen, French composer, born in Dunkerque, France (d. 1864)
  • Nov 16 Robert Archibald Smith, Scottish composer (d. 1829)
  • Nov 22 Conradin Kreutzer, German composer, born in Messkirch, Baden, Germany (d. 1849)

Deaths in Music

  • 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