• Dates
  • fl. 1250


Franco of Cologne (fl. mid-13th century) was a German music theorist and possibly a composer. He was one of the most influential theorists of the late Medieval era, and was the first to propose an idea which was to transform musical notation permanently: that the duration of any note should be determined by its appearance on the page, and not from context alone. The result was Franconian notation.
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Other names

Franco of Cologne, de:Franco von Köln, es:Franco de Colonia, fr:Francon de Cologne, it:Francone da Colonia