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Luys Milán (Composer)

Born: c. 1500, Spain

Died: 1561, Valencia, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Luis de Milán (also known as Lluís del Milà or Luys Milán) was a Spanish Renaissance composer, vihuelist, and writer on music. He was the first composer in history to publish music for the vihuela de mano, an instrument employed primarily in the Iberian peninsula and some of the Italian states during the 15th and 16th centuries, and he was also one of the first musicians to specify verbal tempo indications in his music.

He probably lived all his life in Valencia, though details are sketchy at best.

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