Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Composers, including Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert and Gioachino Rossini.
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
27 January 1756, Austrian
Composer, Pianist
Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven
16 December 1770, Austrian, German
Composer, Pianist

Franz Peter Schubert Franz Peter Schubert
31 January 1797, Austrian
Composer, Pianist

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

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
31 March 1732, Austrian
Composer

Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
27 October 1782, Italian
Violinist
Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini
01 March 1792, Italian
Composer

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

E. T. A. HoffmannE. T. A. Hoffmann
24 January 1776, German
Author
Gaetano DonizettiGaetano Donizetti
29 November 1797, Italian
Composer

William MasonWilliam Mason
24 January 1829, American
Composer, Pianist
Antonio SalieriAntonio Salieri
18 August 1750, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist,

Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesChevalier de Saint-Georges
25 December 1745, French
Composer, Conductor, Fencer, Concertmaster,

Carl Philipp Emanuel BachCarl Philipp Emanuel Bach
08 March 1714, German
Musician

Georg Philipp TelemannGeorg Philipp Telemann
14 March 1681, German
Composer

Carl Maria von WeberCarl Maria von Weber
18 November 1786, German
Composer
Johann Christian BachJohann Christian Bach
05 September 1735, German
Composer

Jean Philippe RameauJean Philippe Rameau
25 September 1683, French
Composer

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743, Spanish, Italian
Composer

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

Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710, Italian
Composer
Ignatius SanchoIgnatius Sancho
1729 AD, British
composer, author, writer, shopkeeper, domestic

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

Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach
22 September 1701, German
Singer, Composer
Michael HaydnMichael Haydn
14 September 1737, Austrian
composer, organist, musician

Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760, French, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,
Marin MaraisMarin Marais
31 May 1656, French
Composer

Louise FarrencLouise Farrenc
31 May 1804, French
Composer

Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
05 April 1784, German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673, Romanian
Soldier

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Fernando SorFernando Sor
14 February 1778, Spanish
guitarist, composer, classical guitarist
Thomas ArneThomas Arne
12 March 1710, British
Composer

Turlough O'CarolanTurlough O'Carolan
1670 AD, Irish
Composer

Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of MorningtonGarret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington
19 July 1735, Irish
Politician

Wilhelm Friedemann BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach
22 November 1710, German
Composer
Emanuel SchikanederEmanuel Schikaneder
01 September 1751, German
Impresario
Johann Joseph FuxJohann Joseph Fux
1660 AD, Austrian
Composer

Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-BayreuthWilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
03 July 1709, German
Composer

Johann Friedrich Franz BurgmullerJohann Friedrich Franz Burgmuller
04 December 1806, German, French
Pianist

Mauro GiulianiMauro Giuliani
27 July 1781, Italian
Guitarist
Ignaz MoschelesIgnaz Moscheles
23 May 1794
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Educationist,

Franz Xaver SüssmayrFranz Xaver Süssmayr
22 July 1766, Austrian
Composer

Domenico CimarosaDomenico Cimarosa
17 December 1749, Italian
Composer

Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist

Friedrich KuhlauFriedrich Kuhlau
11 September 1786, Danish
Pianist
Jan Dismas ZelenkaJan Dismas Zelenka
16 October 1679, Czech
Composer

Giovanni PaisielloGiovanni Paisiello
09 May 1740, Italian
Composer
Christian PetzoldChristian Petzold
1677 AD, German
Composer

Johann StamitzJohann Stamitz
19 June 1717, Czech
Composer

Jean-Marie LeclairJean-Marie Leclair
10 May 1697, French
Violinist
Daniel AuberDaniel Auber
29 January 1782, French
Composer

Ferdinando CarulliFerdinando Carulli
09 February 1770, Italian
Composer, Guitarist, Musicologist, Classical
Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757, French
Composer

Tomaso Antonio VitaliTomaso Antonio Vitali
07 March 1663, Italian
Composer

Charlotte de RothschildCharlotte de Rothschild
06 May 1825, French
Socialite

Pietro LocatelliPietro Locatelli
03 September 1695, Italian
Musician

Carl StamitzCarl Stamitz
07 May 1745, German
Composer
Carl Ditters von DittersdorfCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
02 November 1739, Austrian
Composer, Conductor

Ferdinand RiesFerdinand Ries
28 November 1784, German
Composer

Nicola PorporaNicola Porpora
17 August 1686, Italian
Composer

Therese MalfattiTherese Malfatti
01 January 1792, Austrian
Musician, Pianist, Composer
Johann Christoph Friedrich BachJohann Christoph Friedrich Bach
21 June 1732, German
Harpsichordist

Jeremiah ClarkeJeremiah Clarke
1674 AD, British
Composer
William BoyceWilliam Boyce
11 September 1711, British
Composer

Antonio CaldaraAntonio Caldara
1670 AD, Italian
Composer

Duchess Maria Antonia of BavariaDuchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria
18 July 1724, German
Composer
Alessandro MarcelloAlessandro Marcello
01 February 1673, Italian
Composer

Giovanni Battista ViottiGiovanni Battista Viotti
12 May 1755, Italian
Violinist
Antonio SolerAntonio Soler
03 December 1729, Spanish
Composer, Organist, Musicologist, Music theorist,

Jan Ladislav DussekJan Ladislav Dussek
12 February 1760, Czech
Composer

Leonardo VinciLeonardo Vinci
1690 AD, Italian
Composer
Maria Theresia von ParadisMaria Theresia von Paradis
15 May 1759, Austrian
Musician

Charles BurneyCharles Burney
07 April 1726, British
Musical Composer
Rodolphe KreutzerRodolphe Kreutzer
16 November 1766, French
Violinist

Anton DiabelliAnton Diabelli
05 September 1781, Austrian
Music Publisher

Francesco GeminianiFrancesco Geminiani
05 December 1687, Italian
Violinist

Christian Gottlob NeefeChristian Gottlob Neefe
05 February 1748, German
Composer
William BillingsWilliam Billings
07 October 1746, American
Composer
Samuel WesleySamuel Wesley
24 February 1766, British
Organist

Gaspar SanzGaspar Sanz
04 April 1640, Spanish
Composer, Guitarist

Marianna MartinesMarianna Martines
04 May 1744, Austrian
Singer

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler
13 June 1795, German
Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian,
Christoph GraupnerChristoph Graupner
13 January 1683, German
Harpsichordist

Fromental HalévyFromental Halévy
27 May 1799, French
Composer

François-Joseph GossecFrançois-Joseph Gossec
17 January 1734, Belgian, French
Composer

Karl Alois, Prince LichnowskyKarl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky
21 June 1761, Austrian
Composer

Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-WolfenbüttelDuchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
24 October 1739, German
Composer
Lowell MasonLowell Mason
08 January 1792, American
Composer

Étienne MéhulÉtienne Méhul
22 June 1763, French
Composer
Johann Gottlieb GoldbergJohann Gottlieb Goldberg
14 March 1727, German
Composer

Daniel SteibeltDaniel Steibelt
22 October 1765, German
Pianist
Theobald BoehmTheobald Boehm
09 April 1794, German
Inventor
Alexander TcherepninAlexander Tcherepnin
21 January 1899, Russian
Composer