Dufay, Guillaume [cenotaph] b. August 5, 1397 d. November 27, 1474 Composer. The central figure of the Burgundian School, he was the most famous and influential musician of the 1400s. Pietro de Medici called him "The ornament of our age", and present-day historians regard his work as representing the dawn of the Renaissance in music. Dufay was born in Cambrai, France, then in the Duchy of Burgundy, and received his first musical training as a choirboy in the cathedral there. Ordained a priest in 1428, he spent many years in Italy, serving in the Vatican's...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Tombstone on display at the Galleries of the Former Netherlands, 15th and 16th Centuries, Room 4
Liénart, Cardinal. Achille b. February 7, 1884 d. February 15, 1973 Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born to a bourgeoisie family, Achille Liénart received his early education in his native Lille, later moving to Paris, where he frequented among others the Seminary of Saint-Sulpice, the Institut Catholique and the University of La Sorbonne. Ordained priest there in June 1907, during the Great War he volunteered to serve as a military chaplain, being decorated with the grand cross of the Order of Legion d'honneur in 1917. A staunch supporter and promoter of worker...[Read More] (Bio by: Eman Bonnici) Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Cathedral Crypt.
Of Dampierre III., Marguerite b. April 13, 1350 d. March 16, 1405 French Royalty. She was Countess of Flanders and twice Countess Palatine of Burgundy; Duchess of Brabant and Limburg. She was the daughter of Louis de Mâle, Count of Flanders. At the age of seven, she married Philip of Rouvres, (also known as Philip I of Burgundy) grandson and heir of Eudes IV, Duke of Burgundy. Marguerite was widowed in 1361 at age of eleven, and in 1369 she married the son of King John II of France and his wife Bonne, Philip II de Bourgogne, also known as Philip the Bold. (Bio by: MC) Church of St. Pierre, Lille, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France