Damião de Goes
Damião de Goes (1502-1574) was a Portuguese chronicler, a diplomat and a composer. He has acquired his humanist education at the Court of King D. Manuel. Between 1528 e 1534, he has travelled through Europe and became acquainted with important reformers as Martin Luther, Melanchthon and Erasmus. He has studied in Padova, meeting Pietro Bembo and Lazzaro Buonamico, moving afterwards to the city of Lovaina, where he lived for six years. He has published several humanistic works, which led him to the Inquisition’s persecution. He was chosen, in 1558, to write the official chronicle of King D. Manuel. He met countless artists in its time, with special notice to Glareano, who has commendated him as a composer and has included one of Goes’ motets in his treaty Dodecachordon.