Georg Ludwig Agricola

George Ludwig Agricola was born Oct 25, 1643 at Grossen-Furra in Thuringia, where his father was a clergyman; brought up at Eisenach and Gotha and the universities of Wittenberg and Leipzig; cappellmeister at Gotha in 1670.

He composed ‘Musikalische Nebenstunden’ for two violins, two violas, and bass; religious hymns and madrigals; sonatas and preludes, ‘auf franzosische Art,’ etc. etc.

He died at Gotha, Feb 20 1676 at the age of thirty three, full of promise, but without accomplishing a style for himself.