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Year 1821 in Music History

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Musicians Born in 1821

  • Jan 12 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • Feb 17 Lola Montez, Irish dancer and courtesan, born in Grange, Ireland (d. 1861)
  • Apr 23 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1870)
  • May 1 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • May 25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)

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Musicians Who Died in 1821

  • Feb 8 Paul Anton Wineberger, German composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 9 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, dies at 78
  • May 15 John Wall Calcott, English composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 18 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52

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