Franco of Cologne
Born: c. 1240
Died: c. 1280
Nation of Origin: Germany
Treatise: Ars cantus mensurabilis (The Art of Measurable Song)
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.
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