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

Joseph HaydnJoseph Haydn
31 March 1732, Austrian
Composer

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

Gioachino RossiniGioachino Rossini
01 March 1792, Italian
Composer

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

Niccolo PaganiniNiccolo Paganini
27 October 1782, Italian
Violinist

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

Johann van BeethovenJohann van Beethoven
14 November 1740, German
Musician, Conductor, Singer, Composer
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
Composer, Pianist, Musicologist, Music theorist

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

Carl CzernyCarl Czerny
21 February 1791, Austrian
pianist, composer, musicologist, music theorist

Luigi BoccheriniLuigi Boccherini
19 February 1743, Italian
Composer, Cellist
Muzio ClementiMuzio Clementi
23 January 1752, Italian
pianist, conductor, composer, musicologist, music

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

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
Giovanni Battista PergolesiGiovanni Battista Pergolesi
04 January 1710, Italian
Composer, Organist

Fernando SorFernando Sor
14 February 1778, Spanish
guitarist, composer, classical guitarist
Anna Magdalena BachAnna Magdalena Bach
22 September 1701, German
Singer, Composer

Luigi CherubiniLuigi Cherubini
14 September 1760, French, Italian
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator,

Michael HaydnMichael Haydn
14 September 1737, Austrian
composer, organist, musician
Louis SpohrLouis Spohr
05 April 1784, German
Composer, Conductor, Musicologist, Music educator

Ignaz MoschelesIgnaz Moscheles
23 May 1794
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Educationist,
Wilhelm Friedemann BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach
22 November 1710, German
Composer, Organist, Pianist

Thomas ArneThomas Arne
12 March 1710, British
Composer

François-André Danican PhilidorFrançois-André Danican Philidor
07 September 1726, French
Composer
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
26 October 1673, Romanian
Soldier

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Mauro GiulianiMauro Giuliani
27 July 1781, Italian
Composer, Guitarist, Classical guitarist
Johann StamitzJohann Stamitz
19 June 1717, Czech
Composer

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

Franz Xaver SüssmayrFranz Xaver Süssmayr
22 July 1766, Austrian
Composer

Daniel AuberDaniel Auber
29 January 1782, French
Composer
Domenico CimarosaDomenico Cimarosa
17 December 1749, Italian
Composer
Carl StamitzCarl Stamitz
07 May 1745, German
Composer

Carl Ditters von DittersdorfCarl Ditters von Dittersdorf
02 November 1739, Austrian
Composer, Conductor

Ignaz PleyelIgnaz Pleyel
18 June 1757, French
Composer

Jean-Marie LeclairJean-Marie Leclair
10 May 1697, French
Violinist
Étienne MéhulÉtienne Méhul
22 June 1763, French
Composer

Fromental HalévyFromental Halévy
27 May 1799, French
Composer

Ferdinando CarulliFerdinando Carulli
09 February 1770, Italian
Composer, Guitarist, Musicologist, Classical

Jeremiah ClarkeJeremiah Clarke
1674 AD, British
Composer

Therese MalfattiTherese Malfatti
01 January 1792, Austrian
Musician, Pianist, Composer
Anton DiabelliAnton Diabelli
05 September 1781, Austrian
Music Publisher

Giovanni Battista ViottiGiovanni Battista Viotti
12 May 1755, Italian
Violinist
Jan Ladislav DussekJan Ladislav Dussek
12 February 1760, Czech
Composer

Leonardo VinciLeonardo Vinci
1690 AD, Italian
Composer

William BillingsWilliam Billings
07 October 1746, American
Composer
Samuel WesleySamuel Wesley
24 February 1766, British
Organist

Rodolphe KreutzerRodolphe Kreutzer
16 November 1766, French
Violinist
Pietro LocatelliPietro Locatelli
03 September 1695, Italian
Musician

Charles BurneyCharles Burney
07 April 1726, British
Musical Composer

Friedrich KalkbrennerFriedrich Kalkbrenner
07 November 1785, German
Musician

Francesco GeminianiFrancesco Geminiani
05 December 1687, Italian
Violinist

Carl Friedrich AbelCarl Friedrich Abel
22 December 1723, German
Composer
Lowell MasonLowell Mason
08 January 1792, American
Composer

Antonio SolerAntonio Soler
03 December 1729, Spanish
Composer, Organist, Musicologist, Music theorist,

Anton SchindlerAnton Schindler
13 June 1795, German
Conductor, Writer, Musicologist, Music historian,

Johann KuhnauJohann Kuhnau
06 April 1660, German
Polymath
François-Joseph GossecFrançois-Joseph Gossec
17 January 1734, Belgian, French
Composer

Saverio MercadanteSaverio Mercadante
16 September 1795, Italian
Composer
Theobald BoehmTheobald Boehm
09 April 1794, German
Inventor

John BlowJohn Blow
23 February 1649, British
Composer

Christoph GraupnerChristoph Graupner
13 January 1683, German
Harpsichordist
Alexander TcherepninAlexander Tcherepnin
21 January 1899, Russian
Composer

Niel GowNiel Gow
22 March 1727, Scottish
Violinist
Giovanni BononciniGiovanni Bononcini
18 July 1670, Italian
Composer

Johann Baptist CramerJohann Baptist Cramer
24 February 1771, German, British
Pianist

Johann Georg AlbrechtsbergerJohann Georg Albrechtsberger
03 February 1736, Austrian
Composer
Giovanni Battista MartiniGiovanni Battista Martini
24 April 1706, Italian
Musician

Pierre-Jean de BérangerPierre-Jean de Béranger
19 August 1780, French
Poet
Johann MatthesonJohann Mattheson
28 September 1681, German
Composer

Heinrich MarschnerHeinrich Marschner
16 August 1795, German
Composer

Carl Heinrich GraunCarl Heinrich Graun
07 May 1704, German
Composer

Theodore HookTheodore Hook
22 September 1788, British
Man of Letters
André GrétryAndré Grétry
08 February 1741, Belgian, French
Composer
Franz DanziFranz Danzi
15 May 1763, German
Cellist

François-Joseph FétisFrançois-Joseph Fétis
25 March 1784, Belgian
Musicologist

Georg MuffatGeorg Muffat
01 June 1653, French
Composer

Joseph MohrJoseph Mohr
11 December 1792, Austrian
Composer, Writer
Michel Richard DelalandeMichel Richard Delalande
15 December 1657, French
Composer

Louis-Claude DaquinLouis-Claude Daquin
04 July 1694, French
Composer

Georg BöhmGeorg Böhm
02 September 1661, German
Organist

Charles AvisonCharles Avison
16 February 1709, British
Composer

Charles DibdinCharles Dibdin
04 March 1745, British
Composer
Pierre BeauchampPierre Beauchamp
30 October 1631, French
Choreographer

William CroftWilliam Croft
30 December 1678, British
Composer
Louis-Nicolas ClérambaultLouis-Nicolas Clérambault
19 December 1676, French
Mmusician

Francesco DuranteFrancesco Durante
31 March 1684, Italian
Composer
Georg Matthias MonnGeorg Matthias Monn
09 April 1717, Austrian
Organist
Joseph Bodin de BoismortierJoseph Bodin de Boismortier
23 December 1689, French
Composer