17th Century Musicians
Find out more about the greatest 17th Century Musicians, including Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi, Claudio Monteverdi and Johann Pachelbel.
Johann Sebastian BachJohann Sebastian Bach
31 March 1685, German
Composer
Johann PachelbelJohann Pachelbel
01 September 1653, German
Composer, Organist and Teacher

Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi
15 May 1567, Italian
Composer

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell
10 September 1659, British
Composer

William ByrdWilliam Byrd
1543 AD, British
Music composer

Domenico ScarlattiDomenico Scarlatti
26 October 1685, Italian
Musical Composer
Jean-Baptiste LullyJean-Baptiste Lully
28 November 1632, French, Italian
Composer

Jean-Philippe RameauJean-Philippe Rameau
25 September 1683, French
Music composer and theorist

Arcangelo CorelliArcangelo Corelli
17 February 1653, Italian
Composer

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637, German, Danish
Musical Composer and Organist
Giuseppe TartiniGiuseppe Tartini
08 April 1692, Italian
Composer

Francesco CavalliFrancesco Cavalli
14 February 1602, Italian
Composer, Organist
Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587, Italian
Composer & Singer

Antonio Lucio VivaldiAntonio Lucio Vivaldi
04 March 1678, Italian
Composer

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet De La GuerreElisabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre
17 March 1665, French
Composer
Antonio VivaldiAntonio Vivaldi
04 March 1678, Italian
Opera composer, Pianist, Catholic priest, Composer

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640, Austrian, Hungarian
Composer
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678, Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,

John BullJohn Bull
 
Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann
14 March 1681, German
Composer, Musicologist, Musician, Conductor, Music

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
13 July 1608, Hungarian
Composer
François CouperinFrançois Couperin
10 November 1668, French
Composer, Organist, Musician, Viol player,

Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux
1660 AD, Austrian
organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music

Alessandro ScarlattiAlessandro Scarlatti
02 May 1660, Italian
Composer, Musician

Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
27 September 1627, French
Priest, Historian, Theologian, Writer, Cleric,
Marc-Antoine CharpentierMarc-Antoine Charpentier
1643 AD, French
composer, choreographer
Marin MaraisMarin Marais
31 May 1656, French
Composer, Viol player

Girolamo FrescobaldiGirolamo Frescobaldi
13 September 1583, Italian
organist, composer, pianist

Barbara StrozziBarbara Strozzi
06 August 1619, Italian
Singer, Composer, Actor, Model

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673
Anthropologist, Linguist, Historian, Philosopher,
Benedetto MarcelloBenedetto Marcello
09 August 1686, Italian
composer, poet, writer

Domenico MontagnanaDomenico Montagnana
24 June 1686, Italian
Luthier, Musical instrument maker

Thomas CampionThomas Campion
22 February 1567, British
poet, composer, music theorist, musicologist

Nicola PorporaNicola Porpora
17 August 1686, Italian
Composer, Music educator

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Antonio CaldaraAntonio Caldara
1670 AD, Italian
composer
Johann Joachim QuantzJohann Joachim Quantz
30 January 1697, German
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Musical

Bartolomeo Giuseppe GuarneriBartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri
21 August 1698, Italian
Luthier