Famous Minstrels and Bards



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I've found that it's REALLY hard to find out information about famous minstrels. To that end I've decided to start a list with links to information on them.


As of yet the list is VERY short but I really want to add to it so please send me info if you know of any famous minstrels.

 

 

Celtic Bards: 

Amergin (?)

Oisin (?)

Aneirin (c. Late 6th century AD)

Myrddin Wyllt (c. 540 - ?)

Taliesin (c. 534 – c. 599

 

Troubadours, Trouveres, and Jongleurs

Of the Middle Ages 

Bernart de Ventadorn (1130-11401190-1200)

Conon de Béthune (c.1150

Le Châtelain de Coucy

Blondel de Nesle (c. 11551202)

Arnaut Danièl 

Gaucelm Faidit (c. 1170 – c. 1202)

Peire Vidal   (11751205)

Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (1180-1207)

Guiraut Riquier (c.1230 - 1292)

Guilem de Peitieu (1071-1126)

Marcabru (fl.1130-1150)

Jaufre Raudel (fl. 1130-1148)

Raimbau d'Aurenga (fl. 1144-1173)

Peire d'Alvernhe (fl.1150-1180)

Guiraut de Bornelh (fl.

Bertran de Born (1140-1214)

Cercamon (fl. 2nd quarter of the 12th century)

Comtessa de Dia late 12th Century

Castelloza early 13th century

Azalais de Porcairagues

Raimon de Miraval (fl.1185-1213)

Peirol (before 1160 - after 1222)

Foulques de Toulouse (c. 115025 December 1231)

Raimbaut de Vaqueiras (fl.1180-1205)

Peire Cardenal or Cardinal[1] (c. 1180–c. 1278)


Renaissance minstrels 

John Dowland (1563 – buried February 20, 1626)

Philip Rosseter (1567/1568May 5, 1623)

Robert Johnson II (c. 1580c. 1634)

Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687 - 1750)


Contemporary Minstrels

Pantagruel

Sting ( 10/2/1951 - )

Edin Karamazov (1965 - )