Best Known For:
The use of chromaticism in his madrigals, a technique which was not used again for hundreds of years
Tenebrae Responsoria; ┬á"Moro, lasso, al mio duolo"; "BeltÓ, poi che t'assenti"
Was a nobleman with the titles Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza
He murdered his first wife and her lover, posthumously turning him into a quasi-mythical figure, and leaving him with horrible guilt that influenced his future work