Ambrose (Ambrosio) Lupo [de Almaliach] ('Lupus Italus')

(ca. 1505 - ca. 1591)

Italian musician. One of six string (viol or violin) players, including Alexandro and Romano Lupo, all of whom had been brought to England in November 1540 on orders from Henry VIII, reputedly seeking European musicians to help improve the standards of English music of the time. Ambrose Lupo, also known as 'Lupus Italus' and de Almaliach--the longest serving of this original group of musicians--was the patriarch of the Lupo family in Englandand through his two sons, Peter and Joseph.

IV M: England Through 1635