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(1515 – 1572)
Pierre Certon (c1510-1520 – 23 February 1572) was a French composer of the Renaissance. He was a representative of the generation after Josquin Desprez and Jean Mouton, and was influential in the late development of the French chanson.
Most likely he was born in Melun, but he lived most of his life in Paris. The earliest records of his life date from 1527, where he was in the service of the king. In 1530 he was charged with playing ball at… read more
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