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Guillaume de Machaut
(1300 - 1377)
||Secretary of John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia|
||Granted the canonry of the new Gothic cathedral in Rheims|
||Released from royal service on King John's death
||Takes service with Charles II of Navarre|
||Dies 13 April in Rheims, France
||Born in the vicinity of Rheims in Champagne|
||Returns to Rheims to take up the position of canon (he had previously been an absentee office-holder) together with his brother Jean|
||Composes La Messe De Notre Dame|