July 1851 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (I'll Overcome Someday), and Methodist minister, born in Berlin, Maryland (d. 1933)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 4 Martin-Joseph Mengal, Belgian composer, and educator (Royal Conservatory of Ghent, 1835-51), dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, librettist, and actor, dies at 37