Philippe Verdelot

Philippe Verdelot

  • Born
    c. 1480
  • Died
    c. 1532
  • Birthplace
    Les Loges, France
Philippe Verdelot was a French composer of the Renaissance, who spent most of his life in Italy. He is commonly considered to be the father of the Italian madrigal, and certainly was one of its earliest and most prolific composers; in addition he was prominent in the musical life of Florence during the period after the recapture of the city by the Medici from the followers of Girolamo Savonarola.