On This Day

May 1791 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 11 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer
  • May 29 Pietro Romani, Italian conductor and composer, born in Rome (d. 1877)

Deaths in Music

Francis Hopkinson

May 9 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

  • May 28 Joseph Schmitt, German Dutch composer, dies at 57
  • May 30 Ildephons Haas, German composer, dies at 56