Francisco Guerrero

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Birthday
4, 1528
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 8, 1599 (71)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1528
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 8, 1599 (71)

About

Remembered for both his sacred music and secular music compositions, Guerrero is perhaps best known for his homophonic Passions, motets, and masses, which were incorporated into religious ceremonies in Latin America for centuries after his death.

Before Fame

When he was just seventeen years old, he was appointed music director at the cathedral in Jaen, Spain.

Trivia

At one point in his career, he was employed by Emperor Maximilian II.

Family Life

Early in his life, he studied music with his elder brother Pedro.

Associated With

He and Francisco Tarrega are both well known Spanish composers.