Guillaume de Machaut

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  • Jan 1, 1300

    Birth

    Birth
    Guillaume was born about 1300 in Machaut and was educated at a location near Reims.
  • Jan 1, 1320

    Secretary of the King John I

    Secretary  of  the King John I
    He was secretary of the King John I, count of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia from 1323 to 1346. He was a priest during that period.Often accompanied King John on his journeys and military expeditions around Europe
  • Oct 9, 1330

    Canon

    Canon
    He was renowned canon of Verdun in 1330, Arras in 1332 and Reims in 1333. In 1340, while living in Reims, resigned his position as canon at the request of Pope Benedict XII.
  • Oct 9, 1349

    Black Plague

    Black Plague
    Machaut survived the black plague that devastated Europe in 1349 and spent the last years of his life living in Reims, composing and supervising all the manuscripts of his work.
  • Oct 9, 1350

    The work of Guillaume

    The work of Guillaume
    The work of Guillame de Machaut is composed of some 400 poems, including ballads 235, 76 rounds, 39 virelais, 24 lais, 10 and 7 complainte royaus chants. Machaut did much to refine and codify these fixed forms.To make up also 23 motets de corte latino y Religioso y Otros invocando los horrores de la Guerra y El Cautiverio, Pero La Gran Mayoría de Sus poemas tratan del amor Líricos Cortés.
  • Oct 9, 1365

    Le Messe de Nostre Dame

    Le Messe de Nostre Dame
    Composed before 1365, the Messe de Nostre Dame is one of the masterpieces of medieval music and all the religious repertoire. It is also the oldest composition of Mass due to a single composer.
    La Messe de Nostre Dame has five parts: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei followed by the final piece Ite missa est. In the three voices that were common in the polyphonic works of the period, added a fourth Machaut countertenor voice.
  • Oct 9, 1377

    Death

    Death
    He died in Reims on 13 April 1377.It was and is known as the French poet and compostior late Middle Ages.
  • Today.

    Today.
    His work Le Messe de Notre Dame has been and is very important for being the first work of the Middle Ages to 4 voices