1446-1506- Alexander Agricola was one of the leading composers of the Josquin generation.
- Alexander Agricola belongs to the group of influential and important composers of the later fifteenth century who had their origins in the Low Countries.
- Alexander's surname was apparently Ackerman, but he is called Agricola in most sources.
1470-1474 - He is said to have married in Florence and records of the chapel of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza in Milan show that he served the court there as a singer and composer.
1476 - Alexander was recognized as a musician and singer at Cambrai Cathedral.
1490 - Agricola's music was first transmitted in quantity.
1491-1492 - He was employed at Florence Cathedral.
1500 - He was in the service of Philip the Fair, Duke of Burgundy and husband of Joanna, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella.
1506 - He traveled to Spain twice with Philip the Fair, and died in Valladolid of a fever.
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