On This Day

Year 1802 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)
  • Feb 6 Charles Wheatstone, English scientist & inventor, born in Barnwood, United Kingdom (d. 1875)
  • Feb 20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer
  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • Apr 27 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)
  • May 31 Cesare Pugni, Italian composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1870)
  • Jul 3 Joseph Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Krásno, Czech Republic (d. 1881)
  • Jul 12 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1871)
  • Jul 15 John Barnett, English composer (d. 1892)
  • Jul 27 Benedikt Randhartinger, Austrian composer, born in Ruprechtshofen, Austria (d. 1893)
  • Oct 7 Wilhelm Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1869)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 29 Frederic Thieme, composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72
  • Aug 23 Corona Elizabeth Wilhelmine Schroter, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 22 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 29 Jacques-Philippe Lamoninary, composer, dies at 95
  • Nov 7 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 31 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer, dies at 53