Palestrina Italian High Renaissance composer

born in Palestrina (1525) and died in Rome (1594), aged 69


1525 in Palestrina

February 3

Palestrina is born in Palestrina.

1554 aged 29 in Rome

Palestrina composes Missarum Liber Primus (Primo Libro delle messe) in Rome.

1567 aged 42

Palestrina composes the Missa Papae Marcelli.

1581 aged 56 in Venice

Palestrina's "Il primo libro de madrigali" (First book of madrigals) is published by Gardano in Venice.

1594 aged 69 in Rome

February 2

Palestrina dies in Rome.

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