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Gaston Fébus, 3rd Count of Foix and 11th of Béarn (1331 - 1391), patron

Gilbert Reaney

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b 1331; d 1391). French patron. A relatively large number of pieces were addressed to him by 14th-century composers. In addition, he is credited with the composition of a Pyrenean folksong, but this ascription is purely traditional. He was a ruthless fighter and politician with wide interests: his passion for hunting caused him to write a book on the subject, and Froissart went to his court to read to him during

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