On This Day

April 1785 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 4 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Apr 19 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1858)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 26 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, dies at 40