Italian composer. Abbot of the Camaldolese
monastery at Pozzoveri, near Lucca, in 1404; also spent some
time in Rome in the entourage of a Florentine cardinal, and in
1406 composed the madrigal
to celebrate Florence's conquest of Pisa. His use of the
madrigal form -- a third of his thirty surviving secular pieces
are madrigals -- is unusual at this time when other forms had
largely superseded it.