Karl Thomas Mozart, the last surviving of Mozart's two sons who survived childhood, died in Milan on this day. For much of his life he had been an Austrian government official. Like his brother, he never married and his death meant the end of the Mozart name. (By John Osborne)
Norman Lebrecht, The Book of Musical Anecdotes: Hundreds of Classic and Little-Known Stories about the World's Greatest Composers and Performers (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985), 69n.