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Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi de
Celebrated composer of sacred music, surnamed the Prince of Music, born at Palestrina; resided chiefly at Rome, where he wrought a revolution in church music, produced a number of masses which at once raised him to the foremost rank among composers; was the author of a well-known Stabat Mater (1524-1594).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/palestrina-giovanni-pierluigi-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.