List of Medieval composers

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This is a list of Medieval composers. Composers whose names are italicised have no known surviving music, although in some cases texts to songs attributed to them survive.

Early medieval composers (born before 1150)[edit]

NameBornDiedNationalityPictureRemarks
Romanos the Melodistc. 490c. 560Jewish-Syrian-born Byzantine
Yared05055050571571Ethiopian
Yared, 505–571
Khosrovidukht ("daughter of Khosrov")8th century8th centuryArmenian
Sahakdukht ("daughter of Sahak")8th century8th centuryArmenian
Otfrid von Weissenburg0800c. 8000870after 870FrankishHis status as a composer is unclear, although some copies of his poetry have surviving music notation
Kassia0805805/8100867865/867Byzantine
Kassia, 805/810–865/867
Notker Balbulus
(Notker the Stammerer)
0840c. 8400912912Frankish?
Notker the Stammerer, c. 840–912
Hucbald0840840/8500930930Frankish
Tuotilo
(Tutilo of Saint Gall)
0850c. 8500915915Irish
Leo VI the Wise866912Byzantine
Odo of Cluny0878c. 8780942942French
Heriger of Lobbes (Herigerus)0925c. 925?1007Frankish?
Odo of Arezzo095010th century100011th centuryItalian
Adémar de Chabannes0988c. 9881034French
Guido da Arezzo
(Guido of Arezzo; Guido Aretinus)
0991c. 991/9921033after 1033Italian
Guido of Arezzo, c. 991/992-after 1033
Wipo
(Wigbert; Wippo of Burgundy)
0995c. 9951048c. 1048Frankish? (Arles/
Burgundy)
Hermann of Reichenau10131054German
Godric1065c. 10651170English
Adam of Saint Victor1068c. 10681146French
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
(Guilhem de Peitieus;
Guillaume d'Aquitaine)
10711126Occitan
Petrus Abaelardus
(Peter Abelard)
10791142French
Demetrius I of Georgiac. 10931156Georgian
Goslenus
(Jocelin of Soissons)
10961152French
Hildegard of Bingen10981179German
Marcabru1099c. 10991150c. 1150Occitan
Marcabru, c. 1099 - c. 1150
Bernard of Cluny11001170French
Jaufre Rudel11051147after 1147Occitan
Albertus Parisiensis
(Albert of Paris)
11161177c. 1177French
Bernart de Ventadorn11301130/11401190after 1190/1200French
Peire d'Alvernhec. 1130/11501215Occitan
Peire d'Alvernhe, c. 1130/1150-1215
Chrétien de Troyes1130c. 11301190c. 1190French
Tibors de Sarenom1130c. 11301198after 1198Occitan
Léonin
(Magister Leonius)
11351201French
Giraut de Bornelh1138c. 11381215Occitan
Berenguier de Palazol11401209Catalan
Arnaut de Mareuil1140c. 11401200c. 1200Occitan
Beatritz de Dia
(Comtessa de Dia)
1140c. 11401200c. 1200Occitan
Beatritz de Dia, c. 1140-c. 1200
Bertran de Born11401140/11501215Occitan
Hendrik van Veldeke
(Heinrich von Veldeke)
11401140/11501190c. 1190Limburgish/
German
Vidame de Chartres
(Guillaume de Ferrières?)
1145c. 1145/115512041204?French
Raimbaut d'Aurenga
(Raimbaut of Orange)
1147c. 11471173Occitan
Raimbaut of Orange, c. 1147–1173
Guilhem de Saint-Leidier
(Guillem Saint Deidier)
1149c. 11491195c. 1195/1200Occitan

Middle medieval composers (born 1150–1300)[edit]

NameBornDiedNationalityPicture
Arnaut Daniel1150c. 1150/11601200c. 1200Occitan
Arnaut Daniel, c. 1150/1160-c. 1200
Conon de Béthune1150c. 11501219French
Folquet de Marselha
(Folquet de Marseille)
1150c. 1150/11601231Occitan
Friedrich von Hûsen
(Friedrich von Hausen)
1150c. 1150/11601190German
Gontier de Soignies11501220after 1220French
Peire Raimon de Tolosa11501220after 1220Occitan
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras1150c. 1150/11601207Occitan
Azalais de Porcairagues1155c. 1155?12091209?Occitan
Blondel de Nesle1155c. 11551202French
Reinmar von Hagenau
(Reinmar der Alte)
1155c. 11551205c. 1205German
Richard I of England
(Richard the Lionheart)
1157 11571199English
Alamanda de Castelnau1160c. 11601223Occitan
Audefroi le Bastart11601225after 1225French
Cadenet1160c. 11601235c. 1235Occitan
Gace Brule1160c. 11601213after 1213French
Monge de Montaudon1160c. 11601210after 1210Occitan
Pérotin
(Perotinus)
11601225French
Perdigon11601212after 1212Occitan
Peirol1160c. 11601222c. 1222/1225Occitan
Philippe le Chancelier
(Philip the Chancellor)
1160c. 1160/11701236French
Raimon de Miraval1160c. 11601220c. 1220Occitan
Albertet de Sestaro11641221after 1221Occitan
Chastelain de Couci1165c. 11651203French
Gautier de Dargies1165c. 1165/11701236c. 1236French
Bernger von Horheim1166120013th century?German
Guillem Magret1166c. 11661204after 1204Occitan
Castelloza1170c. 11701200after 1200Occitan
Gaucelm Faidit11701202Occitan
Gui d'Ussel1170c. 11701225c. 1225Occitan
Pierre de Molins11701220c. 1220French
Pons d'Ortaffa1170c. 11701246c. 1246Catalan
Richart de Semilli1170c. 1170?1200c. 1200French
Walther von der Vogelweide1170c. 11701230c. 1230German
Walther von der Vogelweide, c. 1170 – c. 1230
Wolfram von Eschenbach1170c. 11701220c. 1220German
Aimeric de Peguilhan1175c. 11751230c. 1230Occitan
Guilhem Ademar1175 c. 11751217after 1217Occitan
Guilhem Ademar, c. 1175-after 1217
Peire Vidal11751205Occitan
Peire Vidal, 1175–1205
Pons de Capduelh
(Pons de Capdoill)
11751175?12361236?Occitan
Gautier de Coincy11771236French
Gautier de Coincy, 1177–1236
Maria de Ventadorn11771177?12221222?Occitan
Guilhem Augier
(Ogiers Novella)
1179c. 1179?1230after 1230Occitan
Colin Muset1180c. 11801250after 1250French
Garsenda de Proensa1180c. 11801242c. 1242Occitan
Peire Cardenal1180c. 1180?1278c. 1278?Occitan
Peire Cardenal, c. 1180? – c. 1278?
Daude de Pradas11841282c. 1282Occitan
Aimeric de Belenoi11851272Occitan
Guiot de Dijon11851225French
Uc de Saint Circ11871273Occitan
Hue de la Ferté11901235after 1235French
Neidhart von Reuental1190c. 1190?1236after 1236German
Neidhart von Reuental, c. 1190? – after 1236
Guillaume le Vinier1190c. 11901245French
Eustache le Peintre de Reims11951240c. 1240?French
Gilles le Vinier11951252French
Jehan Erartc. 12001258
Adam de Givenchi12001268after 1245French
Guibert Kaukesel
(Hubert Chaucesel)
1200c. 12001255after 1255?French
Margot1200c. 12001250after 1250French
Maroie (Maroie de Dregnau de Lille)1200c. 12001250after 1250French
Reinmar von Zweter1200c. 12001248after 1248German
Sordello1200c. 12001269after 1269Italian
Wincenty of Kielcza1200c. 12001262after 1262Polish
Thibaud de Champagne
(Thibaud IV, Count of Champagne;
Theobald I, King of Navarre)
12011253French
Richard de Fournival12011260?French
Gautier d'Épinal (fr)12021272French
Gertrude of Dagsburg12051225French
Jehan Bretel1210c. 12101272French
Martin Codax1210c. 12101270after 1270Spanish (Galician)
Thomas Herier1210c. 12101270after 1270French
Raoul de Soissons1210c. 1210/12151270c. 1270French
Guiraut d'Espanha1215c. 12151265after 1265Occitan
Lambert Ferri1220c. 12201300c. 1300French
Alfonso el Sabio
(Alfonso X, King of Castile)
12211284Spanish (Castilian)
Robert de la Piere12251258French
Guiraut Riquier1230c. 12301292c. 1292Occitan
Guiraut Riquier, c. 1230 – c. 1292
Konrad von Würzburg1230c. 12301287German
Konrad von Würzburg, c. 1230–1287
Adam de la Halle1237c. 12371288French
Adam de la Halle, 1237?–1288
Meister Rumelant1243c. 12431287after 1286/1287German
Meister Rumelant, c. 1243-after 1286/1287
W. de Wycombe1245c. 124512791279?English
Jehan de Lescurel
(Jehannot de l'Escurel)
12501250?13041304?French
Ernoul le Vielle de Gastinois
(Ernous li Viele)
1250c. 12501280c. 1280French
Franco of Cologne125013th century128013th centuryGerman
Der wilde Alexander
(Meister Alexander)
12551288after 1288German
Casella1299 or 1300Italian
Petrus de Cruce1260c. 12601302after 1302French
Dom Dinis
(Denis, King of Portugal)
12611325Portuguese
Marchetto da Padova1274c. 12741319after 1319Italian
John Kukuzelisc. 12801360Bulgarian
Philippe de Vitry12911361French

Late medieval and transitional composers (born 1300–1400)[edit]

NameBornDiedNationalityPicture
Maestro Piero1300c. 13001350after 1350Italian
Guillaume de Machaut1300c. 13001377French
Guillaume de Machaut, c. 1300–1377
Jacopo da Bologna1320fl. 1340–136013601386?Italian
Giovanni da Cascia
(Giovanni da Firenze)
1320fl. 1340?135014th centuryItalian
Gherardello da Firenze13201320/132513621362/1363Italian
John Hanboys1320c. 1320?13801380?English
Francesco Landini13251325/13351397Italian
Francesco Landini, 1325/35–1397
Lorenzo da Firenze
(Lorenzo Masini)
1325c. 132513721372/1373Italian
Donato da Cascia1325fl. c. 13501370after 1370Italian
Grimace133014th century139014th century?French
Mönch von Salzburg (Monk of Salzburg) (de)133014th century139014th century?German
Jehan Vaillant ([1])
(Johannes Vaillant)
1330 c. 1330?13901390/1400?French
Johannes Alanus1332c. 1332?13731373?English
Vincenzo da Rimini1332 c. 1332?1364after 1364?Italian
Bartolino da Padova1335fl. 13651405after 1405Italian
Matheus de Sancto Johanne ([2])
(Mayshuet de Joan)
1335fl. c. 13651387after 1387French
Philippus de Caserta
(Philipoctus de Caserta)
1340fl. c. 13701400c. 1400Italian
Egardus1340fl. c. 1370?1400after 1400Flemish
Egidius de Francia134014th century139014th century?French
Johannes Cuvelier ([3])
(Cunelier)
1342fl. c. 13721387after 1387French
Franciscus Andrieu1347fl. c. 13771400c. 1400French?
Johannes Symonis Hasprois ([4])1348fl. 13781428French
Arrigo (Henrico)135014th century139014th centuryItalian
Niccolò da Perugia135014th century1400c. 1400Italian
Jehan Suzay ([5])1350fl. c. 13801400after 1395French
Trebor1350fl. c. 13801400c. 1400French
Antonio Zacara da Teramo1350c. 1350/13601413c. 1413/1416Italian
Jacob Senleches1352fl. c. 13821395after 1395French
Andrea da Firenze
(Andreas de Florentia)
1355fl. c. 13751415c. 1415Italian
Paolo da Firenze
(Paolo Tenorista)
1355c. 13551436c. 1436Italian
Solage135614th century1403after 1403French
Hugo von Montfort13571423German (Austrian)
Giovanni Mazzuoli
(Giovanni degli Organi)
13601426Italian
Grazioso da Padova
(Gratiosus de Padua)
1361fl. c. 1391?141015th century?Italian
Martinus Fabri1365fl. 13951400Dutch
Borlet1367fl. c. 1397?1409after 1409French
Aleyn1370fl. c. 1400140015th centuryEnglish
Johannes Ciconia1370c. 13701412Flemish
Matteo da Perugia1370fl. 14001416after 1416Italian
Johannes de Lymburgiac. 13701430Belgian
Johannes Tapissier
(Jean de Noyers)
1370c. 13701410before 1410Burgundian
Antonio da Cividale
(Antonius de Civitate Austrie)
1372fl. c. 13921421Italian
Antonello da Caserta137514th century1402after 1402?Italian
Oswald von Wolkenstein1377c. 13771445German
Andrea Stefani1379fl. c. 1399140015th centuryItalian
Bartolomeo da Bologna1380fl. 14051427after 1427Italian
Baude Cordier1380c. 13801440before 1440French
Thomas Fabri1380fl. 14001415after 1415Flemish
Pierre Fontaine1380c. 13801450c. 1450French
Piero Mazzuoli138014th century141015th century?Italian
Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli1380fl. 1401-201436after 1436Italian
Mikołaj Radomski
(Nicolaus de Radom)
1380c. 138015th centuryPolish
Ugolino da Forlì or Ugolino da Orvieto (it)1380c. 13801457c. 1457Italian
Leonel Power1385c. 1370/1385?1445English
Jacobus Vide138513851433Burgundian
Queldryk1385fl. c. 140015th centuryEnglish
Johannes Cesaris1386fl. 14061417French
Roy Henry
(probably Henry V of England)
1387fl. c. 1410142215th centuryEnglish
Byttering
(possibly Thomas Byttering)
1390fl. c. 14101420after 1420?English
Conradus de Pistoia
(Coradus de Pistorio)
1390fl. c. 1410141015th centuryItalian
John Dunstaple1390c. 13901453English
Hugo de Lantins1390fl. c. 14201430after 1430?Flemish
Richard Loqueville1390fl. 14101418French
Pycard1390fl. c. 1410141015th centuryEnglish or French
Arnold de Lantins1393fl. 142314321432Flemish
Guillaume Dufay13971474Burgundian
Guillaume Dufay, 1397–1474
Estienne Grossin1398fl. 14181421after 1421French
Gilles Binchois1400c. 14001460Burgundian
Johannes Brassart1400c. 1400/14051455Burgundian
Manuel Chrysaphesfl. 14401463Byzantine

Timeline[edit]

John DunstapleLeonel PowerOswald von WolkensteinJohannes CiconiaSolageJacob SenlechesFrancesco LandiniJacopo da BolognaGuillaume de MachautPhilippe de VitryJohn KukuzelisDenis, King of PortugalFranco of CologneAdam de la HalleGuiraut RiquierAlfonso X of CastileTheobald I of NavarreNeidhart von ReuentalPeire CardenalGautier de CoincyPeire VidalWalther von der VogelweideGaucelm FaiditPérotinVaqueirasBlondel de NesleArnaut DanielBeatritz de DiaLéoninBernart de VentadornJaufre RudelHildegard von BingenMarcabruAbelardWilliam IX of AquitaineNotker the StammererKassia

See also[edit]