On This Day

Year 1799 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer
  • Mar 7 Frantisek L. Celakovsky, Czech poet (national anthem, folk song)
  • Apr 5 Vincenzo Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1977)
  • Apr 13 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
  • Apr 13 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1842)
  • May 23 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), born in London (d. 1845)
  • May 27 Fromental Halévy, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • Aug 4 Olof Wilhelm Udden, composer
  • Oct 15 August Ferdinand Haeser, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1844)
  • Dec 31 Thomas Taglichsbeck, German violinist & composer, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1867)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 12 František Xaver Dušek, Czech composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 18 Maurus Haberhauer, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • Mar 18 John Randall, British composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Constantin Reindl, German composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 1 Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 19 Pieter Hellendaal, violinist/organist/composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62
  • May 2 Henri-Joseph Rigel, composer, dies at 58
  • May 9 Claude-Benigne Balbastre, French composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 18 Johann Andre, German composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 6 Joseph Friebert, Austrian composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Vincenzo Manfredini, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Johann Christian Gottlob Eidenbenz, German composer, dies at 37
  • Oct 16 Antoine-Frederic Gresnick, composer, dies at 44
  • Oct 24 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 5 Robert Kimmerling, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 20 David Traugott Nicolai, German composer, dies at 66