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CAMPION (or CAMPIAN), Thomas
b probably 1562
Baptised London, 12 February 1567 Buried London, 1 March 1620, aged fifty-three

In 1581 he entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, staying there until 1584 but taking no degree. In 1586 he was admitted to Gray's Inn, where the company was literary as well as legal. He qualified as a doctor of medicine at Caen University in 1605. His fame rests as much on his poetry as his music. He composed more than a hundred songs with lute accompaniment.

1601 (39)

p A Book of Airs to be Sung to the Lute

1607 (45)

p Songs for a Masque to Celebrate the Marriage of Sir James Hay

1613 (51)

p Songs for a Masque to Celebrate the Marriage of Princess Elizabeth

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