On This Day

Deaths in Music 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 Bartolom√© de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. circa 1500)