On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1847

  • Jan 6 Tyagaraja, Composer of Indian classical Carnatic music, dies at 79
  • Jan 22 Georges-Julien Sieber, French music publisher and composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Mariano Rodríguez de Ledesma, Spanish composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 23 Erik Gustaf Geijer, Swedish writer and composer, dies at 64
  • May 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, dies at 41
  • May 16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 19 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), dies at 75
  • Oct 14 William Michael Rooke, composer, dies at 53

Felix Mendelssohn

Nov 4 (Jacob Ludwig) Felix Mendelssohn [Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Italian Symphony; Songs Without Words), dies at 38, after a series of strokes

  • Dec 29 William Crotch, British child prodigy organist, composer (Palestine Oratorio), and educator (Royal Academy), dies at 72