On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1859

  • Jan 20 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King), dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 26 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 1 Josef Theodor Krov, Bohemian composer, singer and teacher, dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, Swiss composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 29 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, French composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 22 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • Dec 5 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician and instrument maker, dies at 82
  • Dec 31 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54