Jacquet of Mantua [Colebault, Jacques]
- George Nugent
(b Vitré, 1483; d Mantua, Oct 2, 1559). French composer active in Italy. He was one of the leading composers of sacred polyphony between Josquin and Palestrina. He was known simply as Jacquet (Giachetto, Iachettus), and has often been confused with Jacquet de Berchem. Details of his early years are lacking, but he was doubtless related to the French singer Antoine Colebault, called Bidon, a favourite of Leo X. Papal records of ...