Thomas Campion

1567–1620

Thomas Campion, born in London, practiced medicine to support himself, but his passions were poetry and music. Especially fond of epigrams, he published Epigrammatum Libri II, a collection of 453 of the short poems. Campion also published several books of ayres, which are non-religious songs for a solo voice, and even wrote libretti for masques performed in King James’s court.