On This Day

October 1817 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • Oct 5 Eduard Franck, German composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Oct 27 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 12 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)