Year 1798 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1798

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer and music writer, born in Vienna; (d. 1851)
  • Jan 31 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
  • Apr 8 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1857)
  • Apr 9 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, born in Saronno, Italy (d. 1865)
  • Apr 19 Franz Joseph Glæser, Czech-Danish composer, born in Horní Jiřetín, Bohemia (d. 1861)

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Musicians Who Died in 1798

  • Jan 20 Christian Cannabich, German composer and royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Ludwig van Beethoven, dies at 49
  • Feb 6 Niels Schiørring, Danish musician and composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 22 Justin Morgan, American composer and horse breeder, dies at 51
  • Jun 26 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56

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