not to be confused with Hieronymus Praetorius
|Born||28 September 1571 (probably)|
|Died||15 February 1621 49) (aged|
Michael Praetorius (probably 28 September 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age, being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns.