Jaufré Rudel

(c.1120 - 1147)

Troubadour. Went on the Crusade of Louis VII and may have died either in the East or on the journey home. He is the hero of Rostand's La Princesse lointaine,though the story on which this is based is probably apocryphal. He left four surviving melodies.

See: Transcriptions of Troubadour Melodies By W. D. Snodgrass From Lark in the Morning: The Verses of the Troubadours

IIA: Troubadours, Trouvères and Minnesingers