1567–1620
Thomas Campian

Introduction

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 12, 1567, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: March 1, 1620, Lon­don (prob­ab­ly of the plague).

Buried: St. Dun­stan-in-the-West, Lon­don.

Biography

Campion was a doc­tor, po­et, and mu­si­cian, but his re­pu­ta­tion rests large­ly on his po­et­i­cal works (though his to­tal con­tri­bu­tion to hym­nol­o­gy is small). These in­clude var­i­ous masques per­formed be­fore James I and oth­ers. Of these, some rare co­pies are in the Bri­tish Mu­se­um.

Publications

Sources

Music