On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1796

  • Jan 22 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 19 Stephen Storace, English composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 22 Gaspare Gabellone, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • May 17 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80

Person of interestRobert Burns

Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, dies at 37

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Sep 22 Joseph Lederer, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 30 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French composer, dies at 45