A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS
January 14, 1683:
is born in Kleinbobritzsch, Electorate of Saxony, the son of Michael Silbermann, a carpenter.
August 4, 1753:
dies in Dresden, Duchy of Saxony, aged 70 years, six months, and 21 days.
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Today in Music and History: August 20
The British sailing ship
goes aground in a gale while attempting to find the harbor of Sydney, New South Wales. Only one of the 122 people on board survives.
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