On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1845

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 19 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer, dies at 67
  • May 3 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • May 11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • Sep 7 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • Sep 10 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 2 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 2 Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), dies at 82