On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1731

  • Jan 27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 27 Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • May 1 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
  • Aug 17 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 1 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 2 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26