11th January 1535
Jean Conseil was a French composer who worked in Italy. Sang in the Papal choir from 1513 and became its maestro di cappella in 1534. He was one of the lesser but talented figures of the early sixteenth century, and his motets and chansons appeared in anthologies of 1529-59.
Conseil was closely connected with Clement VII who, after the disaster of the Sack of Rome in 1527 , sent him on an important mission to recruit singers from France and Flanders; Conseil had left by August 1528 and returned in December bringing six new singers with him. In June 1526 , Conseil is called "maestro della cappella secreta di N.S." although there is no other real documentary evidence that such a special group of singers actually existed.