Gilles Binchois

Born: 1400

Died: 20th September 1460

Birthplace: Mons, Belgium

Gilles de Binche (called Binchois), also known as Gilles de Bins, was a Netherlandish composer, one of the earliest members of the Burgundian school and one of the three most famous composers of the early 15th century. While often ranked behind his contemporaries Guillaume Dufay and John Dunstable, at least by contemporary scholars, his influence was arguably greater than either, since his works were cited, borrowed and used as source material more often than those by any other composer of the time.

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