Landini(1335-1397) was an Italian composer who was blinded by smallpox at a young age. He was famed for his musical memory, skill in improvisation and his composition. Some instruments he excelled in were the organum, flute and the rebec. His songs were performed by voices, instruments or a mixture of both. They were characterized as elegant, clear, and had limpid texture. During his century, the Landini Cadence was made where the leading note was a sixth and went to the tonic.