1666 in music
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The year 1666 in music involved some significant events.
- The Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna is founded.
- Louis Grabu becomes Master of the King's Musick, under King Charles II of England.
- Jean-Baptiste Boësset and Jean-Baptiste Lully end their musical collaboration, which had lasted since 1653.
- Antonio Stradivari makes the Ex Back violin.
- Giovanni Maria Bononcini – Primi frutti del giardino musicale, Op. 1 (10 trio sonatas da chiesa and five dances), published in Venice.
- January 5 – Antonio Lotti, composer (died 1740)
- April 18 – Jean-Féry Rebel, violinist and composer (died 1747)
- April 25 – Johann Heinrich Buttstett, organist and composer (died 1727)
- October – Nicolaus Vetter, organist and composer (died 1734)
- November 1 – James Sherard, apothecary and musician (died 1738)
- November 5 – Attilio Ariosti, composer (died 1729)
- November 25 – Giuseppe Giovanni Battista Guarneri, violin maker (died c.1740)
- December 5 – Francesco Scarlatti, composer (died 1741)
- date unknown – David Tecchler, luthier (died 1748)