Coccaglia, near Brescia, Italy
August 22,,1599 in Rome
Also known as:
One of the most renowned madrigal composers.
Type of Compositions:
He wrote sacred and vocal music, but he was best known for his madrigals.
He wrote no less than 500 madrigals, 80 villanellas and several sacred music pieces. Most of his madrigals are for five voices.
During his lifetime, Marenzio served a lot of influential people including Ferdinando de Medici in Florence.