Lodovico da Viadana

  • Born
    c. 1560
  • Died
    2nd May 1627
  • Birthplace
    Italy
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana was an Italian composer, teacher, and Franciscan friar of the Order of Friars Minor Observants. He was the first significant figure to make use of the newly developed technique of figured bass, one of the musical devices which was to define the end of the Renaissance and beginning of the Baroque eras in music.