On This Day

May 1808 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 15 Gottfried Herrmann, composer
  • May 15 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), born in Dublin (d. 1870)
  • May 17 Charles-Louis-Adolphe Vogel, French composer (Les trois couleurs), born in Lille, France (d.1892)
  • May 30 Joaquim Casimiro Jr., Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon (d. 1862)