The Tudor Society
  • Comets and composers

    7th March 1556 was one of the days on which the Great Comet, or the Comet of Charles V, was seen and recorded by Paul Fabricius, mathematician and physician at Emperor Charles V’s court.

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  • Composer and musician John Wilbye

    On this day in history, 7th March 1574, John Wilbye, composer and musician, was baptised at Diss in Norfolk. Wilbye composed and published two sets of madrigals, and also contributed “The Lady Oriana” to a collection in praise of Elizabeth I in 1601, and two madrigals to William Leighton’s 1614 collection.

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