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The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.4k votes 524 voters 11.8k views 25 items

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Medieval music is, to this day, widely considered some of the most influential of all time, and these are the greatest Medieval composers ranked from best to worst by fan votes. That having been said, this list of the best Medieval composers has some of the most important figures in Classical music. Music lovers will be familiar with a few of the more famous Medieval composers, but the lesser known names on this list have equally left a lasting impact on Classical music, and more importantly, on song and musical structure.

People like French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut made many notable contributions to music during Medieval times. He was known to have written individual pieces of music that were either secular and sacred. Hildegard of Bingen was another one of the best medieval composers. The talented Medieval composer Adam de la Hall wrote the musical play, “Jeu de Robin et Marion.” Other famous musicians who are featured on this top Medieval composers list include Philippe de Vitry, Gaucelm Faidit and Neidhart van Reuental.

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Guillaume de Machaut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Guillaume de Machaut Genre: Medieval music; Nationality: France
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Hildegard of Bingen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Pérotin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Philippe de Vitry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Léonin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Ioannis Koukouzelis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Ioannis Koukouzelis
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Adam de la Halle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Francesco Landini is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Perdigon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Perdigon
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Guido d'Arezzo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
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Johannes Ciconia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Johannes Ciconia
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Notker the Stammerer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Notker the Stammerer
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Guiraut Riquier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Guiraut Riquier
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Gautier de Coincy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Gautier de Coincy
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Jehannot de l'Escurel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Jehannot de l'Escurel
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Neidhart von Reuental is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Neidhart von Reuental
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Meister Rumelant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Meister Rumelant
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Gaucelm Faidit is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Gaucelm Faidit
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Raimbaut de Vaqueiras is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Raimbaut de Vaqueiras
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Arnaut Daniel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Arnaut Daniel
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Guilhem Ademar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Guilhem Ademar
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Le Chastelain de Couci ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
Le Chastelain de Couci
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Mikołaj z Radomia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
RobertKrólicki added Mikołaj z Radomia
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Baude Cordier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked
gnicholls added Baude Cordier
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Konrad von Würzburg... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Medieval Composers, Ranked