Gautier de Coincy

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Gautier de Coincy

Gautier de Coincy, French trouvère; b. Coincyl’Abbaye, 1177 or 1178; d. Soissons, Sept. 25, 1236. He entered the Benedictine monastery of St.-Médard in Soissons in 1193. He was made prior in Vic-sur-Aisne in 1214 and abbot in Soissons in 1233. His Miracles deMostre-Dame (1214–33) is an extensive verse narrative with songs. He also composed sacred chansons. He was an important contributor to the genre of sacred, Marian songs in vernacular settings.

—Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire