Alessandro Piccinini’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

December 30, 1566

Death Date

Dec 30, 1638

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Bologna, Italy



The composer Alessandro Piccinini died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Baroque classical composer and lutenist who wrote two highly regarded volumes of lute music. His manual for “Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone, libro primo,” published in 1623, claims that he invented the archlute.

He performed and held appointments for important members of the Catholic Church like Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini as his skills improved.

He claimed to have invented the archlute. He also developed the chitarrone.

His father, Leonardo Maria Piccinini, taught him and his two brothers, Girolamo and Filippo, to play the lute.

He and the great composer Antonio Vivaldi wrote music during the same Baroque period.