Guillaume Du Fay

Born October 28, 1903

Died January 13, 1904

Born in Belgium

Guillaume Du Fay is considered the greatest composer of his time. Though most of his career he spent working in France and Italy, he also traveled widely, contributing to his international style. On many of his sojourns, Du Fay would meet other composers or be exposed to a variety of styles in different nations. He then would travel home and work to incorporate these styles into his own music. Du Fay was known to write in any genre and was known and loved throughout Europe.