Besard, Jean-Baptiste [Besardus, Joannes Baptista]
- Julia Sutton
- and Tim Crawford
(b Besançon, c1567; d after 1616). Burgundian lutenist and composer. He received the education of a gentleman at the University of Dôle, taking the double degree of Licentiate and Doctor of Laws in 1587. He may then have spent some time in Rome, studying medicine and learning the lute. In ...