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Year Event
1410 Conrad Paumann born. German Organist and composer.
1426 Holland becomes the center of music.
1430 Beginning of first Dutch School.(Gilles Binchois, Guillaume Dufay)
1430 Jakob Obrecht Born
1430 Johannes Okegham born
1436 Johannes de Tinctoris born.
1437 John Dunstable develops counterpoint in musical composition.
1440 Gasper van Weerbecke, Flemish Composer, born.
1446 Alexander Agricola, Flemish composer, born.
1450 Josquin des Pres born;Dutch composer.
1450 Heinrich Isaak born; German Dutch composer.
1451 Franchino Grafori born. Italian theorist.
1453 John Dunstable, English Composer, dies.
1453 Conrad Paumann, German blind organist publishes his “Fundamentum organisandi.” a collection of organ pieces, songs and dances.
1459 Paul Hofhaimer, Austrian composer and organist, is born.
1465 First printed music.
1471 Jakob Obrecht : ”St. Matthew Passion”
1473 Conrad Paumann dies.
1474 Guillaume Dufay dies. Dutch composer.
1484 Johannes de Tinctoris: “De inventione et usu musicase”
1485 Clement Janequin, French composer, is born.
1490 Ballet begins at Italian courts.
1492 “Opera,” treatise on theory of music by Roman philosopher Boethius published in Venice.
1492 Ludwig Senfl born. Swiss German ccomposer.
1492 Antoine Busnois, French-Flemish composer dies ( birthdate unknown)
1493 Maximilian I makes Paul Hofhaimer court organist and Heinrich Isaak court composer.
1494 Jean Mauburnus: ”Rosetum exercitarium spiritualium” the first systematic study of musical instruments.
1494 Johannes Okegham Flemish composer dies.
1495 Josquin des Pres, Flemish Composer, appointed arganist and choirmaster at Cambrai Cathedral.
1495 John Taverne is born; English composer.
1496 Franchino Gafori, " Practica Musica" treatise on composition.
1496 Johann Walther is born.
1497 Henry Abyngdon, English composer and organist dies.
1499 University of Oxford institutes degress in music
1500 Ottavio de Petrucci of Venice prints music with movable types.
1500 Josquin des Pres joins the court of Louis XII
1500 Hans Folz of Nuremburg reforms songs of the mastersingers; from now on worldly subjects admitted.
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