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]

Name Born Died Nationality Picture Remarks
Romanos the Melodist c. 490 c. 560 Jewish-Syrian-born Byzantine
Yared 0505505 0571571 Ethiopian
Yared, 505–571
Khosrovidukht ("daughter of Khosrov") 8th century 8th century Armenian
Sahakdukht ("daughter of Sahak") 8th century 8th century Armenian
Otfrid von Weissenburg 0800c. 800 0870after 870 Frankish His status as a composer is unclear, although some copies of his poetry have surviving music notation
Kassia 0805805/810 0867865/867 Byzantine
Kassia, 805/810–865/867
Notker Balbulus
(Notker the Stammerer)
0840c. 840 0912912 Frankish?
Notker the Stammerer, c. 840–912
Hucbald 0840840/850 0930930 Frankish
Tuotilo
(Tutilo of Saint Gall)
0850c. 850 0915915 Irish
Leo VI the Wise 866 912 Byzantine
Odo of Cluny 0878c. 878 0942942 French
Heriger of Lobbes (Herigerus) 0925c. 925? 1007 Frankish?
Odo of Arezzo 095010th century 100011th century Italian
Adémar de Chabannes 0988c. 988 1034 French
Guido da Arezzo
(Guido of Arezzo; Guido Aretinus)
0991c. 991/992 1033after 1033 Italian
Guido of Arezzo, c. 991/992-after 1033
Wipo
(Wigbert; Wippo of Burgundy)
0995c. 995 1048c. 1048 Frankish? (Arles/
Burgundy)
Hermann of Reichenau 1013 1054 German
Godric 1065c. 1065 1170 English
Godric, c. 1065-1170
Adam of Saint Victor 1068c. 1068 1146 French
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
(Guilhem de Peitieus;
Guillaume d'Aquitaine)
1071 1126 Occitan
Petrus Abaelardus
(Peter Abelard)
1079 1142 French
Peter Abelard, 1079-1142
Demetrius I of Georgia c. 1093 1156 Georgian
Goslenus
(Jocelin of Soissons)
1096 1152 French
Hildegard of Bingen 1098 1179 German
Marcabru 1099c. 1099 1150c. 1150 Occitan
Marcabru, c. 1099 - c. 1150
Bernard of Cluny 1100 1170 French
Jaufre Rudel 1105 1147after 1147 Occitan
Jaufre Rudel, 1105-after 1147
Albertus Parisiensis
(Albert of Paris)
1116 1177c. 1177 French
Bernart de Ventadorn 11301130/1140 1190after 1190/1200 French
Bernart de Ventadorn, 1130/1140-after 1190/1200
Peire d'Alvernhe c. 1130 1215 Occitan
Peire d'Alvernhe, c. 1130-1215
Chrétien de Troyes 1130c. 1130 1190c. 1190 French
Chretien de Troyes, c. 1130-c. 1190
Tibors de Sarenom 1130c. 1130 1198after 1198 Occitan
Léonin
(Magister Leonius)
before 1150 c. 1201 French
Giraut de Bornelh 1138c. 1138 1215 Occitan
Giraut de Bornelh, c. 1138-1215
Berenguier de Palazol 1140 1209 Catalan
Arnaut de Mareuil 1140c. 1140 1200c. 1200 Occitan
Arnaut de Mareuil, c. 1140-c. 1200
Beatritz de Dia
(Comtessa de Dia)
1140c. 1140 1200c. 1200 Occitan
Beatritz de Dia, c. 1140-c. 1200
Bertran de Born 11401140/1150 1215 Occitan
Bertran de Born, 1140/1150-1215
Hendrik van Veldeke
(Heinrich von Veldeke)
11401140/1150 1190c. 1190 Limburgish/
German
Hendrik van Veldeke, 1140/1150-c. 1190
Vidame de Chartres
(Guillaume de Ferrières?)
1145c. 1145/1155 12041204? French
Raimbaut d'Aurenga
(Raimbaut of Orange)
1147c. 1147 1173 Occitan
Raimbaut of Orange, c. 1147–1173
Guilhem de Saint-Leidier
(Guillem Saint Deidier)
1149c. 1149 1195c. 1195/1200 Occitan

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

Name Born Died Nationality Picture
Arnaut Daniel 1150c. 1150/1160 1200c. 1200 Occitan
Arnaut Daniel, c. 1150/1160-c. 1200
Conon de Béthune 1150c. 1150 1219 French
Folquet de Marselha
(Folquet de Marseille)
1150c. 1150 1231 Occitan
Folquet de Marselha, c. 1150 - 1231
Friedrich von Hûsen
(Friedrich von Hausen)
1150c. 1150/1160 1190 German
Gontier de Soignies 1150 1220after 1220 French
Peire Raimon de Tolosa 1150 1220after 1220 Occitan
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras 1150c. 1150/1160 1207 Occitan
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras, c. 1150/1160 - 1207
Azalais de Porcairagues 1155c. 1155? 12091209? Occitan
Blondel de Nesle 1155c. 1155 1202 French
Reinmar von Hagenau
(Reinmar der Alte)
1155c. 1155 1205c. 1205 German
Richard I of England
(Richard the Lionheart)
1157 1157 1199 English
Richard I of England, 1157 - 1199
Alamanda de Castelnau 1160c. 1160 1223 Occitan
Audefroi le Bastart 1160 1225after 1225 French
Cadenet 1160c. 1160 1235c. 1235 Occitan
Gace Brule 1160c. 1160 1213after 1213 French
Monge de Montaudon 1160c. 1160 1210after 1210 Occitan
Pérotin
(Perotinus)
1160 1225 French
Pérotin, 1160 - 1225
Perdigon 1160 1212after 1212 Occitan
Perdigon, 1160 - after 1212
Peirol 1160c. 1160 1222c. 1222/1225 Occitan
Peirol, c. 1160 - c. 1222/1225
Philippe le Chancelier
(Philip the Chancellor)
1160c. 1160 1236 French
Raimon de Miraval 1160c. 1160 1220c. 1220 Occitan
Raimon de Miraval, c. 1160 - c. 1220
Albertet de Sestaro 1164 1221after 1221 Occitan
Chastelain de Couci 1165c. 1165 1203 French
Chastelain de Couci, c. 1165 - 1203
Gautier de Dargies 1165c. 1165/1170 1236c. 1236 French
Bernger von Horheim 1166 120013th century? German
Guillem Magret 1166c. 1166 1204after 1204 Occitan
Castelloza 1170c. 1170 1200after 1200 Occitan
Gaucelm Faidit 1170 1202 Occitan
Gaucelm Faidit, 1170 - 1202
Gui d'Ussel 1170c. 1170 1225c. 1225 Occitan
Pierre de Molins 1170 1220c. 1220 French
Pons d'Ortaffa 1170c. 1170 1246c. 1246 Catalan
Richart de Semilli 1170c. 1170? 1200c. 1200 French
Walther von der Vogelweide 1170c. 1170 1230c. 1230 German
Walther von der Vogelweide, c. 1170 – c. 1230
Wolfram von Eschenbach 1170c. 1170 1220c. 1220 German
Aimeric de Peguilhan 1175c. 1175 1230c. 1230 Occitan
Aimeric de Peguilhan, 1175?-1230?
Guilhem Ademar 1175 c. 1175 1217after 1217 Occitan
Guilhem Ademar, c. 1175-after 1217
Peire Vidal 1175 1205 Occitan
Peire Vidal, 1175–1205
Pons de Capduelh
(Pons de Capdoill)
11751175? 12361236? Occitan
Gautier de Coincy 1177 1236 French
Gautier de Coincy, 1177–1236
Maria de Ventadorn 11771177? 12221222? Occitan
Guilhem Augier
(Ogiers Novella)
1179c. 1179? 1230after 1230 Occitan
Colin Muset 1180c. 1180 1250after 1250 French
Garsenda de Proensa 1180c. 1180 1242c. 1242 Occitan
Peire Cardenal 1180c. 1180? 1278c. 1278? Occitan
Peire Cardenal, c. 1180? – c. 1278?
Daude de Pradas 1184 1282c. 1282 Occitan
Aimeric de Belenoi 1185 1272 Occitan
Guiot de Dijon 1185 1225 French
Uc de Saint Circ 1187 1273 Occitan
Uc de Saint Circ, 1187 - 1273
Hue de la Ferté 1190 1235after 1235 French
Neidhart von Reuental 1190c. 1190? 1236after 1236 German
Neidhart von Reuental, c. 1190? – after 1236
Guillaume le Vinier 1190c. 1190 1245 French
Eustache le Peintre de Reims 1195 1240c. 1240? French
Gilles le Vinier 1195 1252 French
Jehan Erart c. 1200 1258
Adam de Givenchi 1200 1268after 1245 French
Guibert Kaukesel
(Hubert Chaucesel)
1200c. 1200 1255after 1255? French
Margot 1200c. 1200 1250after 1250 French
Maroie (Maroie de Dregnau de Lille) 1200c. 1200 1250after 1250 French
Reinmar von Zweter 1200c. 1200 1248after 1248 German
Sordello 1200c. 1200 1269after 1269 Italian
Sordello, c. 1200 - after 1269
Wincenty of Kielcza 1200c. 1200 1262after 1262 Polish
Thibaud de Champagne
(Thibaud IV, Count of Champagne;
Theobald I, King of Navarre)
1201 1253 French
Thibaud de Champagne, 1201 - 1253
Richard de Fournival 1201 1260? French
Richard de Fournival, 1201 - 1260?
Gautier d'Épinal (fr) 1202 1272 French
Gertrude of Dagsburg 1205 1225 French
Jehan Bretel 1210c. 1210 1272 French
Martin Codax 1210c. 1210 1270after 1270 Spanish (Galician)
Martin Codax, c. 1210 - after 1270
Thomas Herier 1210c. 1210 1270after 1270 French
Raoul de Soissons 1210c. 1210/1215 1270c. 1270 French
Guiraut d'Espanha 1215c. 1215 1265after 1265 Occitan
Lambert Ferri 1220c. 1220 1300c. 1300 French
Alfonso el Sabio
(Alfonso X, King of Castile)
1221 1284 Spanish (Castilian)
Alfonso el Sabio, 1221 - 1284
Robert de la Piere 1225 1258 French
Guiraut Riquier 1230c. 1230 1292c. 1292 Occitan
Guiraut Riquier, c. 1230 – c. 1292
Konrad von Würzburg 1230c. 1230 1287 German
Konrad von Würzburg, c. 1230–1287
Adam de la Halle 1237c. 1237 1288 French
Adam de la Halle, 1237?–1288
Meister Rumelant 1243c. 1243 1287after 1286/1287 German
Meister Rumelant, c. 1243-after 1286/1287
W. de Wycombe 1245c. 1245 12791279? English
Jehan de Lescurel
(Jehannot de l'Escurel)
12501250? 13041304? French
Ernoul le Vielle de Gastinois
(Ernous li Viele)
1250c. 1250 1280c. 1280 French
Franco of Cologne 125013th century 128013th century German
Der wilde Alexander
(Meister Alexander)
1255 1288after 1288 German
Casella 1299 or 1300 Italian
Petrus de Cruce 1260c. 1260 1302after 1302 French
Dom Dinis
(Denis, King of Portugal)
1261 1325 Portuguese
Dom Dinis, 1261 - 1325
Marchetto da Padova 1274c. 1274 1319after 1319 Italian
John Kukuzelis c. 1280 1360 Bulgarian
John Kukuzelis, c. 1280 - 1360
Philippe de Vitry 1291 1361 French
Philippe de Vitry, 1291 - 1361

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

Name Born Died Nationality Picture
Maestro Piero 1300c. 1300 1350after 1350 Italian
Guillaume de Machaut 1300c. 1300 1377 French
Guillaume de Machaut, c. 1300–1377
Jacopo da Bologna 1320fl. 1340–1360 13601386? Italian
Giovanni da Cascia
(Giovanni da Firenze)
1320fl. 1340? 135014th century Italian
Gherardello da Firenze 13201320/1325 13621362/1363 Italian
John Hanboys 1320c. 1320? 13801380? English
Francesco Landini 13251325/1335 1397 Italian
Francesco Landini, 1325/35–1397
Lorenzo da Firenze
(Lorenzo Masini)
1325c. 1325 13721372/1373 Italian
Donato da Cascia 1325fl. c. 1350 1370after 1370 Italian
Joachim Domestikos Of Serbia 133014th century 139014th century Serbian
Grimace 133014th century 139014th century? French
Mönch von Salzburg (Monk of Salzburg) (de) 133014th century 139014th century? German
Mönch von Salzburg, 14th century-14th century?
Jehan Vaillant ([1])
(Johannes Vaillant)
1330 c. 1330? 13901390/1400? French
Johannes Alanus 1332c. 1332? 13731373? English
Vincenzo da Rimini 1332 c. 1332? 1364after 1364? Italian
Bartolino da Padova 1335fl. 1365 1405after 1405 Italian
Matheus de Sancto Johanne ([2])
(Mayshuet de Joan)
1335fl. c. 1365 1387after 1387 French
Philippus de Caserta
(Philipoctus de Caserta)
1340fl. c. 1370 1400c. 1400 Italian
Egardus 1340fl. c. 1370? 1400after 1400 Flemish
Egidius de Francia 134014th century 139014th century? French
Johannes Cuvelier ([3])
(Cunelier)
1342fl. c. 1372 1387after 1387 French
Franciscus Andrieu 1347fl. c. 1377 1400c. 1400 French?
Johannes Symonis Hasprois ([4]) 1348fl. 1378 1428 French
Arrigo (Henrico) 135014th century 139014th century Italian
Niccolò da Perugia 135014th century 1400c. 1400 Italian
Jehan Suzay ([5]) 1350fl. c. 1380 1400after 1395 French
Trebor 1350fl. c. 1380 1400c. 1400 French
Antonio Zacara da Teramo 1350c. 1350/1360 1413c. 1413/1416 Italian
Antonio Zacara da Teramo c. 1350/1360 - c. 1413/1416
Jacob Senleches 1352fl. c. 1382 1395after 1395 French
Jacob Senleches, fl. c. 1382 - after 1395
Andrea da Firenze
(Andreas de Florentia)
1355fl. c. 1375 1415c. 1415 Italian
Paolo da Firenze
(Paolo Tenorista)
1355c. 1355 1436c. 1436 Italian
Solage 135614th century 1403after 1403 French
Hugo von Montfort 1357 1423 German (Austrian)
Hugo von Montfort, 1357 - 1423
Giovanni Mazzuoli
(Giovanni degli Organi)
1360 1426 Italian
Grazioso da Padova
(Gratiosus de Padua)
1361fl. c. 1391? 141015th century? Italian
Martinus Fabri 1365fl. 1395 1400 Dutch
Borlet 1367fl. c. 1397? 1409after 1409 French
Aleyn 1370fl. c. 1400 140015th century English
Johannes Ciconia 1370c. 1370 1412 Flemish
Johannes Ciconia, c. 1370 - 1412
Matteo da Perugia 1370fl. 1400 1416after 1416 Italian
Johannes de Lymburgia c. 1370 1430 Belgian
Johannes Tapissier
(Jean de Noyers)
1370c. 1370 1410before 1410 Burgundian
Antonio da Cividale
(Antonius de Civitate Austrie)
1372fl. c. 1392 1421 Italian
Antonello da Caserta 137514th century 1402after 1402? Italian
Oswald von Wolkenstein 1377c. 1377 1445 German
Oswald von Wolkenstein, c. 1377 - 1445
Andrea Stefani 1379fl. c. 1399 140015th century Italian
Bartolomeo da Bologna 1380fl. 1405 1427after 1427 Italian
Baude Cordier 1380c. 1380 1440before 1440 French
Baude Cordier, c. 1380 - before 1440
Thomas Fabri 13801380 14201420 Flemish
Pierre Fontaine 1380c. 1380 1450c. 1450 French
Piero Mazzuoli 138014th century 141015th century? Italian
Nicolaus Ricii de Nucella Campli 1380fl. 1401-20 1436after 1436 Italian
Mikołaj Radomski
(Nicolaus de Radom)
1380c. 1380 15th century Polish
Ugolino da Forlì or Ugolino da Orvieto (it) 1380c. 1380 1457c. 1457 Italian
Leonel Power 1385c. 1370/1385? 1445 English
Leonel Power, c. 1370/1385? - 1445
Jacobus Vide 13851385 1433 Burgundian
Queldryk 1385fl. c. 1400 15th century English
Johannes Cesaris 1386fl. 1406 1417 French
Roy Henry
(probably Henry V of England)
1387fl. c. 1410 142215th century English
Byttering
(possibly Thomas Byttering)
1390fl. c. 1410 1420after 1420? English
Conradus de Pistoia
(Coradus de Pistorio)
1390fl. c. 1410 141015th century Italian
John Dunstaple 1390c. 1390 1453 English
Hugo de Lantins 1390fl. c. 1420 1430after 1430? Flemish
Richard Loqueville 1390fl. 1410 1418 French
Pycard 1390fl. c. 1410 141015th century English or French
Arnold de Lantins 1393fl. 1423 14321432 Flemish
Guillaume Dufay 1397 1474 Burgundian
Guillaume Dufay, 1397–1474
Estienne Grossin 1398fl. 1418 1421after 1421 French
Gilles Binchois 1400c. 1400 1460 Burgundian
Gilles Binchois, c. 1400 - 1460
Johannes Brassart 1400c. 1400 1455 Burgundian
Manuel Chrysaphes fl. 1440 1463 Byzantine

Timeline[edit]

John Dunstaple Leonel Power Oswald von Wolkenstein Johannes Ciconia Solage Jacob Senleches Francesco Landini Jacopo da Bologna Guillaume de Machaut Philippe de Vitry John Kukuzelis Denis, King of Portugal Franco of Cologne Adam de la Halle Guiraut Riquier Alfonso X of Castile Theobald I of Navarre Neidhart von Reuental Peire Cardenal Gautier de Coincy Peire Vidal Walther von der Vogelweide Gaucelm Faidit Pérotin Vaqueiras Blondel de Nesle Arnaut Daniel Beatritz de Dia Léonin Bernart de Ventadorn Jaufre Rudel Hildegard von Bingen Marcabru Abelard William IX of Aquitaine Notker the Stammerer Kassia

See also[edit]