Jean Molinet

(c1435 - 1507)

Franco-Flemish poet, chronicler and musician. In the service of the Burgundian court by 1463 and became its chronicler in 1174. He had considerable knowledge of music and his writings contain many references to important musical events; a friend of many leading composers, he wrote poems in their honour and they reciprocated by making many settings of his verse. He may also have composed.

IVA: The Netherlanders from Josquin des Pres