On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1791

  • Jan 11 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)

Person of interestFrancis Hopkinson

May 9 Francis Hopkinson, American author and composer (designed the first American flag), dies from an apoplectic seizure at 53

Designer of the American Flag Francis Hopkinson
Designer of the American Flag
Francis Hopkinson
  • May 28 Joseph Schmitt, German Dutch composer, dies at 57
  • May 30 Ildephons Haas, German composer, dies at 56
  • Aug 25 Pietro Domenico Paradisi, composer, dies

Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Dec 5 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), dies at 35

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart