30 December 1566 (age 451)
Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638), was an Italian lutenist and composer.
Born in Bologna, Piccinini was taught to play the lute by his father, Leonardo Maria Piccinini. He held appointments at the Este court in Ferrara and with Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini. Piccinini is best known for his two volumes of lute music: Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone, libro primo (Bologna, 1632) and "Intavolaturo di Liuto" (Bologna, 1639), the latter published posthumusly by his son Leonardo Maria Piccinini.
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