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Year 1806 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1806

  • Jan 3 (Gertrude) "Henriette" Sontag, later Countess Rossi, German operatic soprano (Carl Maria von Weber's "Euryanthe"), born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1854)
  • Jan 19 Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer
  • Jan 24 Anna Caroline Oury (née De Belleville), German concert pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Jan 27 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Basque child prodigy and composer, born in Bilbao, Spain (d. 1826)
  • Mar 26 Josef Slavik, Czech composer, born in Jince, Czech Republic (d. 1833)

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Musicians Who Died in 1806

  • Feb 11 Vicente Martín y Soler, Valencian composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 23 John Alcock, English composer and organist, dies at 90
  • Mar 16 Giuseppe Colla, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 23 George Pinto [Sanders], English violin prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer, dies of tuberculosis at 20
  • Apr 4 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84

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