Musicians Who Died in 1563

  • Mar 12 John Bull, English composer, musician and organ builder, credited with composing Britain's national anthem "God Save The King/Queen" (debated), dies at about 68
  • Mar 28 Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • Aug 11 Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer, dies at about 63 [birthdate uncertain, circa 1500]