Aventinus (real name, Turmair), Johannes

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Aventinus (real name, Turmair), Johannes

Aventinus (real name, Turmair), Johannes, German historian and music theorist; b. Abensberg, July 4, 1477; d. Regensburg, Jan. 9, 1534. He was educated at the univs. of Ingolstadt, Kraków, and Paris. In 1517 he was made Bavarian court historiographer. His treatise Annales ducum boiariae (1554) contains considerable but not always trustworthy information about music. The Musicae rudimento (Augsburg, 1516), which is also attributed to Nicolaus Faber, has been ed. by T. Keahey (N.Y., 1971).

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