July 1808 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 28 Charles Lucas, British cellist composer, publisher, and educator (Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, 1859-66), born in Salisbury, England (d. 1869)
  • Jul 31 Frederick Crouch, English-born composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 20 François-Hippolyte Barthélémon, French composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 29 Selim III, Turkish sultan (1789-1808) poet and composer, assassinated at 46