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Important Events in Music
|1308||The pope takes up residence at Avignon on the Italian-French border. During the fourteenth century French composers working in Avignon will nourish the development of secular and religious music inspired by their native styles.|
|1321||The French mathematician Jehan des Murs completes his treatise Ars nove musice (On the New Art of Music), a work that defends innovations in the writing of sacred music.|
|1322||The French poet, composer, and bishop Philippe de Vitry (1291–1361) writes an important treatise on music entitled Ars Nova (The New Art).|
|1325||Jacques de Liège attacks the Ars nova style in his Mirror of Music.|
|Francesco Landini, the leading fourteenth-century Italian composer of secular ballads, is born at Florence.|
|1377||The papacy returns to Rome from Avignon, giving rise to the Great Schism that lasts until 1415. The return of the...|
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