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Bernard, de Ventadour.

Bernard, de Ventadouralso called Bernart de Ventadorn(b. Limousin province, Aquitaine [now in France]--d. 1195?, Dalon)

Troubadour whose poetry is considered among the finest in the Provencal language. Bernard is known to have traveled in England. He lived at the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and at the court at Toulouse, in later life retiring to the abbey of Dalon. His short love lyrics, 45 of which survive, convey emotional power with remarkable delicacy, lyricism, and simplicity.

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Date:Jan 1, 1995
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