On November 29th, 1643, the great Baroque composer, Claudio Monteverdi, died in Venice. He was seventy-six years old.
Originally from Cremona, Monteverdi spent the last thirty years of his life as maestro di cappella at the Basilica San Marco.
Claudio Monteverdi is buried in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
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