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Cercamon - representation from Bibliothèque Nationale, MS cod. fr. 12473, 13th century

Cercamon was one of the first trobadors . His poetic activity, insofar as it can be dated, falls into the years 1137 to 1149.

He spent most of his time at the court of Wilhelm X (Aquitaine) , whose death on April 9, 1137 he dedicated a planh . He may have been a mentor to Marcabru . Seven seals by Cercamon have survived, plus one that cannot be assigned to him with certainty. There is evidence that he died on a crusade in which he followed Louis VII (France) .


  • Dietmar Rieger, ed. & Übers .: Medieval poetry of France I. Songs of the Trobadors. Bilingual Provençal & German. Reclams Universal-Bibliothek , Stuttgart 1980 ISBN 3-15-007620-X (From C .: Since our sky begins to cover itself ... , on this commentary by the editor)