On This Day

1798 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer
  • 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)
  • May 28 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, born in Prague (d. 1876)
  • Jun 5 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1870)
  • Oct 7 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
  • Oct 28 Henri-Jerome Bertini, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 20 Christian Cannabich, German composer/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, composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 26 Eugene Godecharle, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 28 Pierre Dutillieu, composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 15 Gaetano Pugnani, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 7 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer, dies at 65
  • Aug 15 Felice Alessandri, composer, dies at 50
  • Sep 16 Damasus Brosmann, Moravian composer, dies at 67
  • Oct 21 Johann Christoph Schmugel, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, dies at 32