(1138 – 1215)
Giraut de Bornelh (c. 1138 – 1215), also known as Guiraut de Borneil(l), was a troubadour, born to a lower class family in the Limousin, probably in Bourney, near Excideuil. Connected with the castle of the Viscount of Limoges, his skill earned him the nickname of "Master of the Troubadours".
He is credited with the formalisation, if not the invention, of the "light" style, or trobar leu. About ninety of his poems and four of his melodies survive. One of… read more
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