1681 – Georg Philipp Telemann Composer, born on the 14th of March in Magdeburg, EC Germany. He was a German Baroque music composer. A prolific composer, his works include church music, 46 passions, over 40 operas, oratorios, many songs, and a large body of instrumental music.
1700 – He studied at Leipzig, and taught himself music by learning to play a wide range of instruments and studying the scores of the masters.
1704 – Became organist of the Neukirche, and founded a society among the students, called the "Collegium Musicum." He wrote various operas for the Leipzig theater before his church appointment.
– He became Capellmeister to a Prince Promnitz at Sorau.
1708 – Became Concertmeister, and then Capellmeister, at Eisenach, and, still retaining this post, became musikdirector of the church of St. Catherine.
1712 – 1721 – He held several posts as Kapellmeister, notably at Frankfurt.
1721 – Became musical director of the Johanneum at Hamburg until his death.
1767 – Died on the 25th of June in Hamburg, Germany.