Emilio de Cavalieri (Composer)
Born: c. 1550, Rome, Italy
Died: 11th March 1602, Rome, Italy
Emilio de' Cavalieri or Emilio dei Cavalieri, the spellings "del" and "Cavaliere" are contemporary typographical errors, was an Italian composer, producer, organist, diplomat, choreographer and dancer at the end of the Renaissance era. His work, along with that of other composers active in Rome, Florence and Venice, was critical in defining the beginning of the musical Baroque era.