Pullois [Puyllois, Puylloys, Pyllois, Pyloys, Pilloys, Puilloys, Pylois, Pillays], Johannes [Jehan, Jean]
- Pamela F. Starr
(b ?Pulle, nr Antwerp; d Aug 23, 1478). Franco-Flemish composer and singer. From 1443 to 1447 he was a choral vicar and zangmeester at the collegiate church of Our Lady in Antwerp, where Johannes Ockeghem and Johannes Philibert were among his colleagues. (He is not to be confused with Johannes Kijk, a singer in the Confraternity of Our Lady at ’s-Hertogenbosch.) After an unsuccessful audition for the Burgundian court chapel, Pullois travelled to Rome, where he entered the papal chapel in December 1447. He remained on the roster until August 1468, working once again with Philibert and serving four popes. While in Rome, Pullois acquired many ecclesiastical benefices in the dioceses of Cambrai and Utrecht, and also acted as procurator for two benefices on behalf of Ockeghem. He spent his last ten years as a residential canon at the church of Our Lady in Antwerp, becoming head of the chapter in ...