Jordi de

Jordi de Sant Jordi
Valencia , 1398
Naples , 1424


Poet, jongleur and musician

He was born in Valencia’s kingdom between 1395 and 1400, son of a moorish prisoner and probably also musician. He was camarero real and protegé of Alfonso V of Aragon and accompanied him to Naples. In 1423, he was taken prisoner by the Sforza family and died in captivity on June 1424. His surviving output consists of eighteen poems with a Petrarchan influence. Íñigo López de Mendoza, marquis of Santillana said “he was an excellent musician”.

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