Adrianus Petit Coclico

Adrianus Petit Coclico

  • Born
    c. 1500
  • Died
    c. September 1562
  • Birthplace
    Flanders region
Adrianus Petit Coclico was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance. Like many Renaissance composers, very little is known about Coclico's early life. He was raised Catholic but became a Protestant and left Flanders for Germany. The earliest known reference to him in official documents is at Wittenberg University in 1545, and though he later claimed to have been a pupil of Josquin des Prez and to have worked for Henry VIII, the French royal court, and the Pope, scholarship has not been able to substantiate any of these claims.