Pierre Attaingnant

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Alias: Pierre Attaignant


Born: c. 1494

Died: 1551 or 1552

Biography Attaingnant leased out a printing press 13 January 1514 (1513 Old Style) and is described in the contract as a "bookseller, living in Paris"; he published a breviary in 1525 and 2 years later began printing music, receiving a patent and in 1537 the title "imprimeur et libraire du Roy en musique". His death occurred between October 3 1551 and the end of 1552. Afterwards, his business was carried on for a few years by his widow, Marie, and his editor, Claude Gervaise. He is not definitely known to have been a composer himself.

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