August 27, 1611
Also known as:
The most famous Spanish composer of the 16th century and "The Little Palestrina."
Type of Compositions:
He wrote mostly church music.
He wrote about 20 mass settings, several Magnificat settings, responsories, lamentations, anthems, motets, hymns and psalms. One of his finest works is the great Requiem Mass he wrote in 1603. It was for the funeral of Empress Maria for whom de Victoria worked for several years.
He was ordained a priest in 1575.