Johannes Eccard
1553–1611

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Born: 1553, Mühl­hau­sen, Thu­rin­gia.

Died: 1611, Ber­lin, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

Eccard stu­died un­der Da­vid Kö­ler, 1567–71, at the court cha­pel in Wei­mar, and af­ter­ward with Or­lan­do di Las­so in Mu­nich.

He re­turned to Mühl­hau­sen by 1574, and in 1578 be­came a mu­si­cian in Ja­cob Fug­ger’s house­hold.

In 1581, he be­gan serv­ing the Mar­grave Ge­org Fried­rich of Bran­den­burg at Kö­nigs­berg (now Ka­lin­in­grad, Rus­sia), and in 1586 went to Ber­lin to be mu­sic di­rect­or for the Elect­or of Bran­den­burg.

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