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Gaucelm Faidit (fl. 1180–1216)

Faidit, Gaucelm (fä-ē-dē’). A Provençal troubadour; born in Uzerche, Limousin, and flourished 1180–1216 or 1190–1240. He was evidently both gifted and magnetic, as Richard the Lion-Hearted, various prelates, and the beautiful Guillelma were all fascinated by him. For years he wandered, singing as he went, with Guillelma following him; accompanying Richard on his crusade to the Holy Land, and mourning that monarch’s death in a magnificent song. Some sixty of his pieces are preserved, and they are tender and sweet.