On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1759

  • Apr 8 Francois de La Croix, French composer, dies at 76

George Frideric Handel

Apr 14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah; Water Music), dies at 74

  • Jun 19 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer, dies at 31
  • Jul 25 Johann Christoph Altnikol, German organist, bass singer, composer, and J.S. Bach's son-in-law and copyist, dies at 39
  • Aug 8 Karl Heinrich Graun, German composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 4 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80