Famous 16th Century Musicians
Find out more about the greatest 16th Century Musicians, including Claudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Thomas Tallis, Tansen and John Dowland.
Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi
15 May 1567, Italian
Composer
Thomas TallisThomas Tallis
30 January 1505, British
Composer, Organist

Giovanni Pierluigi da PalestrinaGiovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
03 February 1525, Italian
Composer

John DowlandJohn Dowland
1563 AD, British
Singer, Lutenist and Composer

Heinrich SchützHeinrich Schütz
08 October 1585, German
Composer, Organist

Francesca CacciniFrancesca Caccini
18 September 1587, Italian
Composer & Singer
Luca MarenzioLuca Marenzio
18 October 1553, Italian
Composer & Singer

Jacques ArcadeltJacques Arcadelt
1507 AD, French
Composer

John FarmerJohn Farmer
1570 AD, British
Composer
TansenTansen
1500 AD, Indian
composer

Jean de BrébeufJean de Brébeuf
25 March 1593, French
Missionary, Presbyter
Gregorio AllegriGregorio Allegri
1582 AD, Italian
composer, priest, cantor, singer, cleric

Orlando GibbonsOrlando Gibbons
25 December 1583, British
composer, organist

Thomas MorleyThomas Morley
1557 AD, British
composer, organist, musicologist, music theorist

Michael PraetoriusMichael Praetorius
15 February 1571, German
composer, musicologist, music theorist

Pierre de RonsardPierre de Ronsard
11 September 1524, French
Poet, Writer
Vincenzo GalileiVincenzo Galilei
03 April 1520, Italian
composer, musicologist, music theorist, luth

Girolamo FrescobaldiGirolamo Frescobaldi
13 September 1583, Italian
organist, composer, pianist

Giulio CacciniGiulio Caccini
08 October 1551, Italian
Composer, Musicologist, Singer, Music theorist,

Thomas CampionThomas Campion
22 February 1567, British
poet, composer, music theorist, musicologist
Jan Pieterszoon SweelinckJan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
30 April 1562, Dutch
composer, organist, teacher, musicologist

Heinrich IsaacHeinrich Isaac
1450 AD, Belgian
Composer
Constantijn HuygensConstantijn Huygens
04 September 1596, Netherlands Antilles
Poet

Hans Leo HasslerHans Leo Hassler
26 October 1564, German
Composer

Thomas WeelkesThomas Weelkes
25 October 1576, British
organist, composer
Johann Hermann ScheinJohann Hermann Schein
20 January 1586, German
Composer

Jacobus GallusJacobus Gallus
03 July 1550, Slovenian, Ancient Roman
Composer
Juan del EncinaJuan del Encina
12 July 1468, Spanish
Composer

Samuel ScheidtSamuel Scheidt
03 November 1587, German
Composer

Antonio de CabezónAntonio de Cabezón
30 March 1510, Spanish
Composer
Gioseffo ZarlinoGioseffo Zarlino
31 January 1517, Italian
Composer

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David GansDavid Gans
29 October 1953, American
Musician
John WardJohn Ward
1590 AD, British
Composer

Pietro della VallePietro della Valle
02 April 1586, Italian
Composer

Pierre de La RuePierre de La Rue
1452 AD, Belgian
Composer

Don Carlo GesualdoDon Carlo Gesualdo
08 March 1566, Italian
 
Johannes CrügerJohannes Crüger
09 April 1598, German
Composer