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Gaidifer [Gadifer] d'Avionlocked

  • Theodore Karp

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(fl 1230–50). French trouvère. Avion is in the environs of Arras, and Gaidifer, an ecclesiastic, was a member of the Artesian poetic circle. Since he appears as a respondent to Jehan Bretel in two jeux-partis, and as judge of Jehan de Grieviler and of Robert de Castel in other jeux-partis, and since Perrin d'Angicourt, Jehan le Cuvelier d'Arras and the banker Audefroi Louchart appear as judges in the former, Gaidifer was probably active towards the middle of the 13th century. Six of the seven chansons attributed to him are unica in the Rome Chansonnier (...

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Rome, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
[flourished]