Joseph Haydn

Note that Haydn is filed under ‘J’, not ‘F’, even though his full baptismal names were Franz Joseph (technically, “Franciscus Josephus”, but that’s Latin for you). The point is, however, that Haydn hardly ever used the first of those names, and neither did his family. It was simply common practice of the time to give two Christian names, associated with saints whose feast days were near the birthday concerned, and then not to make much use of the first of them. See also Edward Benjamin Britten for a modern example of pretty much the same thing!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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