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Michael Praetorius

b. Creuzburg, 15 February 1571; d. Wolfenbüttel, 15 February 1621

German composer/organist/theorist.

Wrote the following treatise which is exceptionally important for lute instruments:

Praetorius, Michael. Syntagma musicum ex veterum et recentiorum ecclesiasticorum autorum lectione, polyhistorum consignatione, variarum linguarum notatione [...] vol. II, Theatrum instrumentorum. Wolfenbüttel and Wittenberg: Elias Holwein and Johann Richter 1620.