On This Day

Year 1802 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 First celebration of Burns night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns

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 (The Mountain Sylph), born in Bedford, England (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