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Orlande de Lassus
(1532 - 1594)

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1532 Born at Mons in Hainaut
1540 Admitted, at the age of 8, to the choir of the church of St. Nicholas in Mons
1553 Appointed maestro di cappella of St. John Lateran
1556 Joins the court chapel of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria in Munich as a singer
1558 Marries Regina Wächinger
1570 Emperor Maximilian raised Lassus and his descendants to the nobility on 7 December
1574 Named a Knight of the Golden Spur by Pope Gregory XIII
1594 Dies at Munich on 14 June
~ Charles IX of France bestows the cross of the Order of Malta
~1544 Serves Ferrante Gonzaga of Mantua
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