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

Henry PurcellHenry Purcell
10 September 1659, British
Composer

Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi
15 May 1567, Italian
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

William ByrdWilliam Byrd
1543 AD, British
Music composer

Arcangelo CorelliArcangelo Corelli
17 February 1653, Italian
Composer
Giuseppe TartiniGiuseppe Tartini
08 April 1692, Italian
Composer

Dieterich BuxtehudeDieterich Buxtehude
24 June 1637, German, Danish
Musical Composer and Organist
Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587, Italian
Composer & Singer

Francesco CavalliFrancesco Cavalli
14 February 1602, Italian
Composer, Organist

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

Juana Inés de la CruzJuana Inés de la Cruz
12 November 1651, Mexican
Poet, Nun, Writer, Mathematician, Philosopher,
Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640, Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

John BullJohn Bull
1562 AD, British
Composer

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
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678, Austrian, Hungarian
Composer

Tomaso AlbinoniTomaso Albinoni
08 June 1671, Italian
Composer
Alessandro ScarlattiAlessandro Scarlatti
02 May 1660, Italian
Composer, Musician

François CouperinFrançois Couperin
10 November 1668, French
Composer, Organist, Musician, Viol player,

Marc-Antoine CharpentierMarc-Antoine Charpentier
1643 AD, French
composer, choreographer
Jacques-Bénigne BossuetJacques-Bénigne Bossuet
27 September 1627, French
Priest, Historian, Theologian, Writer, Cleric,

Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux
1660 AD, Austrian
organist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music
Marin MaraisMarin Marais
31 May 1656, French
Composer, Viol player

Heinrich Ignaz Franz BiberHeinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
12 August 1644, Austrian, Czech
Composer

Barbara StrozziBarbara Strozzi
06 August 1619, Italian
Singer, Composer, Actor, Model
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673, Romanian
Soldier

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Girolamo FrescobaldiGirolamo Frescobaldi
13 September 1583, Italian
organist, composer, pianist
Domenico MontagnanaDomenico Montagnana
24 June 1686, Italian
Luthier, Musical instrument maker

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

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

Benedetto MarcelloBenedetto Marcello
09 August 1686, Italian
composer, poet, writer
Johann Joachim QuantzJohann Joachim Quantz
30 January 1697, German
Composer, Musicologist, Music theorist, Musical
Jeremiah ClarkeJeremiah Clarke
1674 AD, British
Composer

Pietro LocatelliPietro Locatelli
03 September 1695, Italian
Musician

Leonardo VinciLeonardo Vinci
1690 AD, Italian
Composer

Alessandro StradellaAlessandro Stradella
03 July 1643, Italian
Composer
Francesco GeminianiFrancesco Geminiani
05 December 1687, Italian
Violinist

Antonio CaldaraAntonio Caldara
1670 AD, Italian
composer

Constantijn HuygensConstantijn Huygens
04 September 1596, Netherlands Antilles
Poet

Johann Jakob FrobergerJohann Jakob Froberger
19 May 1616, German
Composer

Giacomo CarissimiGiacomo Carissimi
18 April 1605, Italian
Composer
John BlowJohn Blow
23 February 1649, British
Composer

Nahum TateNahum Tate
1652 AD, Irish
Poet
Hans Leo HasslerHans Leo Hassler
26 October 1564, German
Composer

Christoph GraupnerChristoph Graupner
13 January 1683, German
Harpsichordist

Giovanni BononciniGiovanni Bononcini
18 July 1670, Italian
Composer
John PlayfordJohn Playford
1623 AD, British
Bookseller

Johann MatthesonJohann Mattheson
28 September 1681, German
Composer
Johann KuhnauJohann Kuhnau
06 April 1660, German
Polymath

Georg MuffatGeorg Muffat
01 June 1653, French
Composer

William LawesWilliam Lawes
1602 AD, British
Composer

Samuel ScheidtSamuel Scheidt
03 November 1587, German
Composer

Louis CouperinLouis Couperin
1626 AD, French
Composer
Georg BöhmGeorg Böhm
02 September 1661, German
Organist

Michel Richard DelalandeMichel Richard Delalande
15 December 1657, French
Composer

Antonio CestiAntonio Cesti
05 August 1623, Italian
Composer

Johann Hermann ScheinJohann Hermann Schein
20 January 1586, German
Composer
Louis-Claude DaquinLouis-Claude Daquin
04 July 1694, French
Composer

Francesco DuranteFrancesco Durante
31 March 1684, Italian
Composer
William CroftWilliam Croft
30 December 1678, British
Composer

Joseph Bodin de BoismortierJoseph Bodin de Boismortier
23 December 1689, French
Composer

Pierre BeauchampPierre Beauchamp
30 October 1631, French
Choreographer
Leonardo LeoLeonardo Leo
05 August 1694, Italian
Composer

André CampraAndré Campra
04 December 1660, French
Composer
Giovanni LegrenziGiovanni Legrenzi
12 August 1626, Italian
Composer

Agostino SteffaniAgostino Steffani
25 July 1654, Italian
Composer

Johann Gottfried WaltherJohann Gottfried Walther
18 September 1684, German
Composer
Adriano BanchieriAdriano Banchieri
03 September 1568, Italian
Composer

Philippe de MontePhilippe de Monte
1521 AD, Belgian
Composer
Johann Christoph PepuschJohann Christoph Pepusch
1667 AD, German
Composer

Jacques-Martin HotteterreJacques-Martin Hotteterre
29 September 1674, French
Composer

Henry LawesHenry Lawes
05 December 1595, British
Songwriter

Claude Le JeuneClaude Le Jeune
1528 AD, French
Composer
Reinhard KeiserReinhard Keiser
09 January 1674, German
Composer
John WardJohn Ward
1590 AD, British
Composer

Giles FarnabyGiles Farnaby
1563 AD, British
Composer

Giovanni Battista VitaliGiovanni Battista Vitali
18 February 1632, Italian
Composer

Johann Philipp KriegerJohann Philipp Krieger
25 February 1649, German
Composer
Orazio VecchiOrazio Vecchi
06 December 1550, Italian
Composer

Nicolas de GrignyNicolas de Grigny
08 September 1672, French
Composer

John WilbyeJohn Wilbye
07 March 1574, British
Composer

Jacques Champion de ChambonnièresJacques Champion de Chambonnières
1601 AD, French
Harpsichordist

Andreas HammerschmidtAndreas Hammerschmidt
1611 AD, Czech, German
Composer
Alfonso Ferrabosco the youngerAlfonso Ferrabosco the younger
1575 AD, British
Composer

Michel Pignolet de MontéclairMichel Pignolet de Montéclair
04 December 1667, French
Composer
Johannes EccardJohannes Eccard
1553 AD, German
Composer

Pelham HumfreyPelham Humfrey
1647 AD, British
Composer
André Cardinal DestouchesAndré Cardinal Destouches
06 April 1672, French
Composer
Thomas DeloneyThomas Deloney
1543 AD, British
Novelist