On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1785

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Venetian composer (opera buffa), dies at 68
  • Feb 19 Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, dies at 40
  • May 9 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, dies at 44
  • May 10 Etienne Joseph Floquet, French opera composer, dies at 36
  • May 15 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 5 Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 6 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • Oct 24 Jean-Jacques Robson, Flemish composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 8 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 29 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69