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.