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Franco, of Cologne, active 13th century


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    • Franco, de Colonia, active 13th century
    • Francon, de Cologne, active 13th century
    • De Colonia, Franco, active 13th century
    • Colonia, Franco de, active 13th century
    • Franconis, de Colonia, active 13th century
    • Franco, of Paris, active 13th century
    • Franco, von Köln, active 13th century
    • Franco Teutonicus, active 13th century
    • Francon, de Paris, active 13th century
    • Franco Parisiensis, active 13th century
    • Franco, de Cologne, active 13th century
    • Franco Coloniensis, active 13th century
    • Франко Кёльнский, active 13th century
    • Franko Këlʹnskiĭ, active 13th century
    • Франко Тевтонец, active 13th century
    • Franko Tevtonet︠s︡, active 13th century
    • Franciscus, Magister, active 13th century
    • Franco, active 13th century
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    • Associated Locale

        Cologne (Germany)
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        Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        Germany
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  • Sources

    • found: Ars cantus mensurabilis, 1997t.p. (Francon de Cologne)
    • found: New Grove(Franco of Cologne; 13th cent. theorist)
    • found: LC in OCLC, May 25, 2000(hdg.: Franco de Colonia; usage: ... Franconis de Colonia)
    • found: Ars cantus mensurabilis, 1974:title page (Franconis de Colonia) preface (Franco of Cologne; little is known about him)
    • found: Grove music online, March 2, 2020(Franco of Cologne; flourished mid- to late 13th century; German theorist and ?composer. A Milan manuscript printed by Gerbert describes the treatise as "edita" by magister Franco of Paris. The reference to Paris dates from the 15th century and is unique: Franco of Paris must be an alias for Franco of Cologne, whose importance and influence was firmly associated with the Parisian motet of the 13th century. The 14th-century St Dié manuscript printed by Coussemaker and the (related) Tremezzo manuscript describe dominus Franco as a papal chaplain and preceptor of the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem at Cologne, although these assertions are not verifiable. Other treatises in the St Dié manuscript were by frater Jordanus de Blankenborch, who must have been of north German origin; hence the manuscript as a whole may well be from the Cologne area. Jacobus of Liège, in his Speculum musice dating from the early 14th century, confirmed the German origin of "Franco teutonicus." Relations between Cologne and Paris were close in the 13th century and it is not unlikely that Franco became magister, and perhaps worked for some time, at the University of Paris. The writer known as Anonymus 4 referred to Franco twice. First, his name appears with that of a Franco primus (about whom there is no other information): "The book or books of magister Perotinus were in use until ... the time of magister Franco primus and of the second magister Franco of Cologne, who began to notate somewhat differently in his books" ("in suis libris aliter pro parte notare"). Later, with no reference to Franco primus, this writer stated: "The above-mentioned Johannes ... kept to the procedures of all the above-mentioned men until the time of magister Franco and some other magistri." Jacobus of Liège's treatise suggests that Franco was also a composer; no surviving composition, however, is attributed to Franco. The Ars cantus mensurabilis is the only treatise that can with reasonable certainty be attributed to Franco.)
    • found: Encyclopædia Britannica WWW site, March 2, 2020(Franco of Cologne; German author and musician)
    • found: Wikipedia, March 2, 2020(Franco of Cologne; flourished mid-13th century, also known as Franco of Paris; German music theorist and possibly a composer)
    • found: German Wikipedia, March 2, 2020(Franko von Köln; also Franco Teutonicus; music theorist who lived at the end of the 13th century)
    • found: French Wikipedia, March 2, 2020(Francon de Cologne; between 1210 and 1270; music theorist; musicologists are divided as to the existence of one or two different persons named "Francon de Cologne" and "Francon de Paris")
    • found: Russian Wikipedia, March 2, 2020(Франко Кёльнский = [Franko Këlʹnskiĭ]; Franco de Colonia [in rom.]; also Франко Тевтонец = [Franko Tevtonet︠s︡]; Franco Teutonicus [in rom.]; German music theorist, active around 1280)
    • found: VIAF, March 2, 2020(BnF authorized access point: Francon de Cologne; variant access points: Franco Parisiensis; Franco de Colonia; Franco of Cologne; Franco de Cologne; Franco von Köln; Franco Coloniensis; music theorist and composer; would have lived between 1250 and 1280; DNB authorized access point: Franco de Colonia, ca. 13 Jh.; numerous variants)
    • found: MGG, 2., neubearb. Ausg.(Franco; Franco von Köln; music theorist; flourished middle to end of the 13th century)
    • found: RISM B/III¹, B/III⁴:index (Franco)
    • found: RISM B/III²:index (Franciscus, magister (=Franco?); Franco)
    • found: RISM B/III³:index (Francon de Cologne)
    • found: RISM B/III⁶:index (Franco de Colonia (Franco Col.))
  • Editorial Notes

    • [AACR2 heading: Franco de Colonia]
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  • Change Notes

    • 2000-06-02: new
    • 2020-03-03: revised
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