On This Day

Deaths in Music in 1840

  • Mar 12 Friedrich Westenholz, German composer, dies at 61
  • May 5 Gottlob Benedikt Bierey, German composer, dies at 67
  • May 5 Matthaus Fischer, composer, dies at 76
  • May 27 Niccolo Paganini, Italian composer and violin virtuoso (Princess Lucca), dies at 57
  • Jul 22 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 23 František Max Kníže, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 24 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, composer, dies at 89
  • Sep 15 Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, dies at 47