Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert and Gioachino Rossini.
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, German
Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
31 March 1732, Austrian

George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel
23 February 1685, German, British

Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini
01 March 1792, Italian

William HerschelWilliam Herschel
15 November 1738, German, British
Astronomer, Composer

Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797, Italian
Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
27 October 1782, Italian

William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829, American
Composer, Pianist

Franz SchubertFranz Schubert
31 January 1797, Austrian
Composer, Pianist

Antonio SalieriAntonio Salieri
18 August 1750, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist,
Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770, German
Composer, Politician

Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
08 March 1714, German
Composer, Pianist, Musicologist, Music theorist
Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesChevalier de Saint-Georges
25 December 1745, French
Composer, Conductor, Fencer, Concertmaster,

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743, Italian
Composer, Cellist
Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
20 February 1791, Austrian
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist

Muzio ClementiMuzio Clementi
23 January 1752, Italian
pianist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music
Johann Nepomuk HummelJohann Nepomuk Hummel
14 September 1778, Austrian, German, Slovak
composer, conductor, pianist, concertmaster

Giacomo MeyerbeerGiacomo Meyerbeer
05 September 1791, German
composer, conductor, autobiographer,music director

Fernando SorFernando Sor
14 February 1778, Spanish
guitarist, composer, classical guitarist
Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710, Italian
Composer, Organist

Domenico CimarosaDomenico Cimarosa
17 December 1749, Italian
Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
05 April 1784, German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator

Michael HaydnMichael Haydn
14 September 1737, Austrian
composer, organist, musician

Johann van BeethovenJohann van Beethoven
14 November 1740, German
Musician, Conductor, Singer, Composer

Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760, French, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,
Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach
22 September 1701, German
Singer, Composer
Wilhelm Friedemann BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach
22 November 1710, German
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Ignatius SanchoIgnatius Sancho
1729 AD, British
composer, author, writer, shopkeeper, domestic

Thomas ArneThomas Arne
12 March 1710, British

Claude Joseph Rouget de LisleClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
10 May 1760, French
Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright
Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

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Mauro GiulianiMauro Giuliani
27 July 1781, Italian
Composer, Guitarist, Classical guitarist

Ignaz MoschelesIgnaz Moscheles
23 May 1794
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Educationist,

François-André Danican PhilidorFrançois-André Danican Philidor
07 September 1726, French
Composer, Chess player, Pianist

Carl Ditters von DittersdorfCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
02 November 1739, Austrian
Composer, Conductor
Antonio SolerAntonio Soler
03 December 1729, Spanish
Composer, Organist, Musicologist, Music theorist,

Therese MalfattiTherese Malfatti
01 January 1792, Austrian
Musician, Pianist, Composer
Ferdinando CarulliFerdinando Carulli
09 February 1770, Italian
Composer, Guitarist, Musicologist, Classical

Gioacchino RossiniGioacchino Rossini
29 February 1792, Italian

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler
13 June 1795, German
Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian,
Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr
11 December 1792, Austrian
Composer, Writer

Franz GruberFranz Gruber
25 November 1787, Austrian
Friedrich Dionysus WeberFriedrich Dionysus Weber
1766 AD, Austrian

Jiří Antonín BendaJiří Antonín Benda
30 June 1722, Czech, German