Franco of Cologne

Period: Medieval

Born: c. 1240

Died: c. 1280

Nation of Origin: Germany

Major Works:

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Treatise: Ars cantus mensurabilis (The Art of Measurable Song)

Other Information:

Franco of Cologne's birth and death dates are unknown. He was active from 1250 to 1280. Around 1260, Franco of Cologne codified the system of time values for ligatures, single notes, and rests in use at the time. His treatise, Ars cantus mensurabilis (The Art of Measurable Song), was influential in the development of rhythmic notation.

General Bibliography:

Reese, Gustave, Music in the Middle Ages : With an Introduction on the Music of Ancient Times, W.W. Norton & Company, October 1940, ISBN: 0393097501

Sachs, Curt, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Seay, Albert, Music in the Medieval World, W. W. Norton & Company, 1943, ASIN: 0393097188

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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