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.

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