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Year 1795 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 14 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem

Musicians Born in 1795

  • Feb 21 Francisco Manuel da Silva, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1865)
  • Mar 14 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • Mar 23 Leopold Jansa, Bohemian violinist, composer, and teacher, born in Wildenschwert, Austria-Hungary (now Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic) (d. 1875)
  • May 15 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • Aug 16 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, born in Zittau, Saxony (d. 1861)

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Musicians Who Died in 1795

  • Jan 13 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Maria Teresa Agnesi, Italian harpsichodist, singer, and composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist & composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 5 Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42

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