Jacques Champion de Chambonnieres

(1602 - 1672)

French composer and harpsichordist. His father was harpsichordist to Louis XIII as he himself became to Louis XIV, who ennobled him. Regarded as founder of French harpsichord school. Published 2 books of Pieces de clavecin (1670), edited in modern times by T. Dart, 1969. Read more on Wikipedia.