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Philippe de Vitry
(1291 - 1361)

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1291 Born 31 October in Vitry, Champagne, France
1346 Serves in the army of Duke Jean of Normandy until 1350
1351 Pope Clement VI appoints him bishop of Meaux.
1361 Dies 9 June in Meaux (near Paris), France
~ His earliest-known employment was as secretary to Charles IV, he later serves as advisor to Charles and to his successors at the royal court at Paris, Philip VI and John II
~ Studies at the Sorbonne and is ordained a deacon at an early age.
~1320 Authors the famous and authoritative treatise of music Ars nova ("New Art")
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