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Antonio Bassano

Also Known As: "Antonio "Anthony" Bassano"
Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
Death: October 14, 1574 (59-67)
London, England
Place of Burial: London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Jeronimo / Hieronymus di Bassano and NN Bassano
Husband of Elena Bassano
Father of Isabella Fusieco (Bassano); Elizabeth Grasso; Mark Anthony Bassano; Arthur / Arturo Bassano; Nicholas Bassano and 6 others
Brother of Jacomo Bassano; 'Jasper' Bassano; Giavani / John Bassano; Baptista Bassano and Alvise / Alvixe Bassano

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About Antonio Bassano

The BASSANO surname did not change from de Bassan until the second and third generation Bassano's in England. Before that, they were called Bassani or Bassany or 'de Bassan' from their original Hebrew name. Bassan comes from the root words 'Basam' 'Basal' and 'Bassa' that are synonymous.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Bassano was a 16th century Italian musician.

Bassano, born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, was one of six sons of Jeronimo Bassano (Anthony, Jacomo, Alvise, Jasper, John and Baptista) who moved from Venice to England to the household of Henry VIII to serve the court, probably in 1540. Of his ten children, the five sons (Mark Anthony, Arthur, Edward, Andrea and Jeronimo) all served as musicians to the court of Henry VIII, and a daughter (Lucreece Bassano) married Nicholas Lanier the Elder, grandfather of the artist-musician Nicholas Lanier.


   * The Bassanos, Venetian Musicians and Instrument Makers in England, 1531–1665, by David Lasocki and Roger Prior, published by Scholar Press

----------------------- from the research of Peggy Ann Couch Newsom 14 Sep 2008

Anthony BASSANO was born in 1510 in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy. He died on 19 Oct 1574 in London, England. He was buried on 20 Oct 1574 in All Hallows Barking, London, England.

Anthony was the second or third son of Jeronimo, sack but player to the Doge of Venice. He was a well-known musical instrument maker as well as musician. He played for Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. In the parish records for All Hallows by the Tower, Anthon is listed as "the famous Anthony Bassanye". Whether that refers to his musical abilities or exceptional instrument making is not ascertained. He was in England making instruments for the King and others by 1531. Lasocki, In Vol. II, P. 561, tells of one such record that says, "an inventory has survived of an instrument chest made by the Bassani brothers, which contained instruments so beautiful and good that they are suited for dignitaries and potentates. The inventory was made by Johann (Hans) Jakob Fugger, artistic advisor and superintendent of music at the Bavarian court of Munich. A letter dated March 26, 1571 from Wilhelmo Olivo to Johan de Porta in Brussels, offering the instruments for sale were with the list.

Alvise and Anthony we know for sure made instruments. In the next generation, Anthony's eldest son, Arthur, inherited his father's instrument making capabilities. From 1542 to 1552 the brothers had a workshop at Charterhouse where they were living. In 1552 Anthony and his brothers, Jasper and John Baptista bought the tavern "The Bell", on Mark Lane and again a work-shop was set up in their home there.

In 1538 after the birth of Anthony and Elina's daughter, he was bak in England. In 1546 his brother, Baptista and Anthony Mark were given passports and 20 lbs. plus two horses to return to Italy at a "suit for Sir Henry Knyett".

On Dec. 10, 1565 in the parish register of All Hallows by the Tower, an interesting account is given; "be it known by these present that the wife of July bone tempo dutpotzo whose name is Lodwicke, a Venetian (name Datpotzo exists today as 'maker of musical things'") was delivered of a man child 10th day of Dec. Anno 1565 in the house of Mr. Anthony Bassanye, one of the Queen's musicians dwelling in Mark Lane in the parish of All Hallows Barking and was baptised in the aforesaid parish church the 17th day of the said month, whose name is called Thomas. Whereunto were godfathers, Johon de Pezharo and Placito Ragazonye, merchants and Venetians. The godmothers, Elizabeth Frigera, daughter of Anthony Bassani, and the midwife Mrs. Harrison". Dr. Lasocki says, "Placito di Ragazoni was a beneficed priest at the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carita and worked as a singer at St. Mark's Cathedral, Venice by 1518 until 1525 when he was given permission to go on a galley voyage".

Proven will of Anthony Bassanye of the Queen's Majesty's Musicians - 1574.

To Ellyn, my wife, household belongings, jewels, plate etc. in England and everywhere (he held belongings in Venice, Italy) and after to my sons. House to Ellen for life and then to sons, Mark Anthony, Arthur, Edward, Andrew, Jerome Bassano equally, "so they all dwell there" and if any try to sell their patrimony, they are disinherited. To the use of my daughter, Lucras, 50 lbs. which I proimised her, at such time as the same Lucrece shall have occasion to_____________ the same, and when my wife may pay the same at her commoditie. And I will that her husband shall put in good sureities, that the same shall remain in good men's hands to the use of my said daughter and her children. My daughter, Elizabeth, shall dwell in my house during her natural life, if her husband repair not to her. My wife and sons are to care for her. Ellen, executor, with brother, Baptista as overseer. July 12, 1571

Note: References: The Bassanos, Italian Musicians At The English Court 1531 - 1664; by Barbara E. Harrison, 1991.

To entice Anthony's brothers to England, the King, already well acquainted with the musical talents, seems to have promised them places and financial reward. Severl years later Alvise wrote that it was at the contgemplation of His Highness' letters that he and his three other brothers "did leave their own country, the Seignory of Venice to serve as well His Highness and His Grace's heirs and successors, Kings of this realm (England) in the science of music, and thereby - - lost their entertainment and were in jeopardy of utter banishment from thence (i.e. Venice)."

The reasons why they would have lost their entertainment--that is, service or employment--and been unable to return to Venice emerges from a letter written on Oct. 4, 1539 by Henry's agent in Venice, Edmond Harvel, to Thomas Cromwell, giving an account of his negotiations with the Venetian authorities. (The letter is apparantly the last of a sequence on the subject, the rest of which is now lost.) Harvel writes that he has: "well considered Your Lordship's answer concerning the matter with this State for the musicians, whereof neither of their part nor mine has been moved any farther in the business, for I esteemed it to be agains the King's dignity to havre made any farther suit for such a trifle, but rather condemn their (i.e. the Venetian authorities) rusticity used in the thing most vilely. But the minstrels of their own proper motions and for that ardent desire of licence which they have privately required (i.e. rfequested) of the Duke, and putting also any displeasure or damage that might ensue unto them aside, are departed towards England the first of the instant month with all their instruments."

Apparantly unaware that three of the four brothers had previously visited England and been part of the Court's musical establishment, where their musiscal abilities would have been assessed, Harvel continues: "They are four brethren, all excellent and esteemed above all others in this city in their virtue. Whereby I hope they shall be very grateful to the King's Highness and to Your Lordship who is also delighting in good music, not vulgarly nor in vulgar music, as I understood. Besides, it shall be no small honor to His Majesty to have music comparable with any other prince or perchance better and more variable. And because these men are poor and could not set forwards in so costly a journey without help of money as well for their own costs as for conveyance of their instruements and other necessaries, I have delivered them 160 crowns of gold (40 lbs.) and provided besides letters of crfedit for such money as they might need by the way, that they be not destitute to go forwards without impediment and discommodity--which I have done as well to gratify to the King's Highness as also by the commission of Master Sir Henry Knyvett, trusting that Your Lordship will allow the thing well, for I have done if of a good mind and to do His Majesty's service therein, which is my princiupal desire above all things."

Several important points about the Bassanos are to be found in Harvel's letter. First he claims the brotheres were considered the best musicians in Venice. Second, their talents were to provide Henry with music comparable with any other prince or perchance better and more variable, a statement that probably refers to their recorder playing, perhaps coupled with their instrument making. Third, they privately asked the Doge of Venice for an exit license. This has been interpreted to mean that the brothere were in the direct employment of the Doge, probably in his 'rombe e piffar' band. In Glixon's opinion, The license the Bassani needed to leave may have been of the sort that was peiodically required of anybody wanting to leave the Republic, and not that they were necessarily employed by the Doge. On the other hand if Jeronimo, their father was sackbut for the Doge earlier in the century, some or all of his sons could also have been members who played for him. Finally, they risked a great deal to go to England, probably for religious reasons.

No single piece of surviving evidence proves conclusively that the Bassanos were Jews or of Jewish origin; however strong evidence suggests so. They were close colleagues of Jews, lived with them, married them and even dreamed about them, (Amelia Lanyear, referred to as the Dark Lady of Shakespeare) referring to her writings and dreams.

The name Bassano derived from the town of Bassano del Grappa near Venice and is a common Italian Jewish name. With its variants Bassan, di Bassan and Bassani, it was well known in North Italian Jewry during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. There were Jews of this name, often leaders of their community. It was the name of more than one Rabbinical family, and there were Rabbi Bassanos in Venice, Verona, Mantua, Ferrara and Constantinople, among other places. The name, then, is evidence that the English Bassanos were Jews at least in origin. On its own, however, it is not quite conclusive, since working-class Christians also took their surname from the townsthey lived in. Still, Bassano was much more common as a Jewish name than as a Christian one, especially around 1500, and a Christian who called himself Bassano in sixteenth-century Vencie would certainly have run the risk of being thought a converted Jew.

The name had become widespread partly because the Christian citizens of Bassano del Grappa had expelled their Jewish community. They had made several attempts to do so before1500 but had always been prevented by the Venetian Authorities. Finally, in 1516, taking advantage of the chaos created by the War of the League of Cambrai, they succeeded in excluding the Jews forever. The hostility to Jews demonstrated by their fellow citizens may help to explain the movements of Jeronimo I and his sons in the first half of the sixteenth century; why Alvise and probably his father, too, were working as musicians in Venice by 1515; andy why, despite Jasper's calling himself native in Bassani when he made his will in 1577 and the family's ownership of a house in Bassano until at leat 1571, no members as far as we know, ever lived there again, or visited the town; although the brothers in England regularly returned. Venice accepted Jews as residents; Bassano del Grappa did not. Banishment from Bassano would also help to explain why the brothers were so determined to leave Venice for England. They had lost their original home and knew that they could never return to it. Therefore they had less to lose from the move to England.

We have in fact, some reason to believe that Bassan itself was not Jeronimo's home town, and that he may have suffered exile once before in his life. The family coat of arms--on which were displayed three silkeworm moths and a mulberry tree--in itself is evidence of Jewish identity; since it implies that at some time the family had been engaged in silk farming, a trade which Jews first introduced into Italy and in which they were heavily involved for a long time. It seems unlikely, however, that the family were silk farmers in Bassano, since the industry was not introduced there until about 1500, by which time they were definitively musicians and instrument makers. Their origins, then may have lain elsewhere--possibly in the Kingdom of Sicily, in the Calabrian town of Catanzaro. This hypothesis is attractive for two reasons: Catanzaro was famous for its community of Jewish silk farmers, and it expelled them at the end of the fifteenth century. Such a history of exile would have made the move to England less dauting.

Four of the Bassano brothers visited England around 1531 to take up employment as court musicians. The timing is significant because at this time Henry VIII had a particular interest in the Jews of Venice. In order to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Bloeyn, Henry needed the authority of scripture, which he hoped to get from some Venetian Rabbis. His agent in the city, Edmond Harvel, spent several months there canvassing the opinions of Jews and monks, and in the end an apostate, Mark Raphael, wasinvited to England to present his favourable report. He traveled in the same year as the Bassanos and may have taken them in his entourage. It may be significant that Anthony I and Jacomo Bassano were later greanted the same licence to import Gascon wine that Raphael had recieved from the King--there was oftgen a connection between successive recipients of a particular grant.

By the time the Bassanos made their permanent move4 to England in 1538-41, Henry VIII had broken with Rome. He then took into his employment, besides the Bassanos, several other Italian musicians, most of them definitly Jews. They included the entire six-member violin consort, who arrived in 1540. when four of the Bassanos first came to England, they were met by some surviving members of the sackbut consort, two of whom--John de Antonia alias Moyses and Pelegryne Simon alias Maiohn--were almost certainly Jews. Baptista Bassano travelled back to Venice on business with another musical colleague from England, Anthony Maria alias Cuson alias Alberti, whose names and circumstances suggest a Jewish identity.

The Bassanos also married Jews. Alvise's daughter Laura married Joseph, younger son of Ambrose Lupo, whos Jewish name was Almaliach, father and son were members of the royal violin consort. Two of the Bassano brothers, Jacomo and Anthony I, married Venetian women who were probably sisters, since they both had the same surname--Nasi or de Nasis. We cannot be sure that these women were Jews, but it is likely, since(nasi) is Hebrew for 'leader' or 'prince' and it became the name of a Sephardic family--an ancient and memorable Jewish clan', as Cecil Roth dubbed them.

Soon after the Bassanos arrival in London, they were given accommodation in the ab andoned Charterhouse. When they were forced to leave, three of them bought a house in Mark Lane in the east of the City, an area whre most of the Portuguese Jewish community lived. The leader of this community, Hector Nunez, himself lived in Mark Lane. He and several other Portuguese Jews attended the same parish church as Augustine Bassano--St. Olave Hart Street.

The Bassano's contacts with the Portuguese community were evidently quite close. For in 1564, Augustine has as his servant living at his house in or near Mark Lane a Portuguese Jew named Erasmus Anes, a member of a well-known family who had made their home in London. Several years later he was sharing his house with his Jewish brother-in-law, Joseph Lupo. A little later, when Jeronimo Bassano II looked for property outside London, he chose another place that was favoured by Portugueses Jews, Waltham Abbey in Essex. There is no evidenc they practiced the Jewish rfeligion however. In 1611, Baptista's younger daughter, Emilia, who may have been Shakespeare's mistress and who had certainly been a well-known courtesan published a volume of poems--at the time, a very unusual thing for a woman to do. The book reveals much about her. She had undergone a violent religious conversion, and the corfe of the book is a long poem celebrating Christ's Passion. It includes attacks on 'Jewish Wolves', but its title, which is also the title of the book, gives a different perspective: "Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum--"Hail to the God who is King of the Jews". Since Emilia was writing of her own conversion, the title has little point unless she was one fo the Judaei. Moreover, we know that the words of the title had psychological importance for her, since she remembered them from a dream she had many years earlier.

Others may have been aware that the Bassanos were Jews. Shakespeare, for example, would certainly have known the family and its it striking that the only Jews in his plays are Venetian, not Portuguese as we might expect, and that they are closely associated with a character called Bassanio.

What we know of the Bassanos' actual religious practices, is plentiful. Their first names are obviously Christian. It is clear that in Venice they passed as Christians to work for Christian masters. They also could won property in the city. All apparent Christian behaviour, howver, does not rule out the possibility that they were or had been practicing Jews. It was normal practice for Italian Jews who worked in Christian socieities to have two identities, a Christian public life, and a Jewish private life. When they came to England, the Bassanos dropped their Catholic behaviour with suspicious ease, and soom became pillars of the established English church. They conformed outwardly to whatever society they happened to be in agrees with the hypothesis that they were at some stage Jewish.

The Bassano family were also knownfor their extremely dark skin.

Note: Reference for the Jewish Identity of the Bassano family were taken from: "The Bassanos Venetian Musicians and Instrument Makers in England, 1531 - 1665" by David Lasocki with Roger Prior, 1995. Anthony BASSANO and Elina DE NAZZI were married on 10 Aug 1536 in Venice, Italy.

23075. Elina DE NAZZI died on 23 Sep 1571 in All Hallows By The Tower, London, England. She was born in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy?. BIOGRAPHY: Elina (Ellen) was the daughter of Beneditto de Nazzi. She was born in Venice, Italy, probably as that is where she married Anthony Bassano on Aug. 10, 1536. He stayed there until their daughter, Angelica was born In Nov. of 1537. One can not help but wonder about the name of their daughter. At least three of the brothers named daughters, Angelica, Angell and Angela, possibly indicating that could be the name of their mother.

BIOGRAPHY: Beneditto de Nazzi is considered to possibly be a Jewish name because Nasi or Nasis means 'leader' or 'prince' in Hebrew. So this makes both families Bassano and de Nazzi probably Jewish. Children were:


i.Lucretia "Lucreece" BASSANO. ii.Mark Anthony BASSANO was born in 1546. iii.Arthur BASSANO was born on 31 Oct 1547. iv.Andrea BASSANO was born on 12 Aug 1554. v.Jeronimo BASSANO was born on 11 Mar 1558/59. vi.Nicholas BASSANO was born on 24 Jul 1550. vii.Angelica BASSANO was born on 11 Nov 1537. viii.Margaretta BASSANO was born on 29 Jul 1541. ix.Isabella BASSANO. x.Edward BASSANO.


Anthony Bassano "Antonio" \BJA M.1511-1574

       Born: about 1511 Bassano Del Grappo, Italy
       Died: 1574
       Buried: 19-OCT-1574 All Hallows Barking, London
       Father: Jeronimo Bassano                 \BJ M.1490-1545

Spouse: Elena De-Nazzi F.1515-

       Married: 10-AUG-1536 Venice, Italy
       Born: about 1515 Venice, Italy
       Father: Beneditto De-Nazzi  of Venice        M.    -

Anthony Bassano is sometimes referred to as a Venetian musician of the Royal Orchestra. It is believed that the Bassano family left Italy for Spain. From there they came to England to flee the Inquisition.


They had the following children.


Margaretta Bassano \BJAM F.1541-

       Born: 1541 London, England


Angelica Bassano \BJAA F.1537-

       Born: 1537 Venice, Italy


Isabella Bassano \BJAI F.1545-

       Born: 1545 London, England


Elizabeth Bassano \BJAE F.1545-1582

       Born: 1545 Venice, Italy
       Died: 1582

Spouse: Ambrose Grasso M. -


Mark Anthony Bassano \BJAR F.1546-1599

       Born: 1546 London, England
       Died: 1599

Spouse: Ellen Gambal F. -

       Married: 13-JAN-1568 All Hallows Barking, London

Mark Anthony Bassano was a musician in the court of Henry VIII of England.


Arthur Bassano "Alvise" \BJAT M.1547-1624

       See the chart for his family.
       Born: 31-OCT-1547 London, England
       Died: 1624

Spouse: Margaret Lothbury F. -

       Married: 10-MAY-1573 Aldgate, London, England
       Father: Godfrey Lothbury                     M.    -

Arthur Bassano was a musician to the court of Henry VIII of England. He was also known by the first name of Alvise.


Nicholas Bassano \BJAN M.1550-1551

       Born: 1550 London, England
       Died: 1551 London, England


Edward Bassano \BJAD M.1551-1615

       Born: 1551 London, England
       Died: 1615

Spouse: Alice Austen F. -

       Married: 13-JAN-1584 St Leonard Shoreditch, England

Edward Bassano was a musician to the court of Henry VIII of England.


Andrea Bassano \BJAZ M.1554-1626

       Born: 1554 London, England
       Died: 1626

Andrea Bassano was a musician to the court of Henry VIII of England.


Lucreece Bassano "Lucretia" \BJAL F.1556-1633

       Born: 24-SEP-1556 London, Middlesex, England
       Died: 04-JAN-1632/1633 Rochester, East Greenwich, England
       Buried: 09-JAN-1632/1633 St Alphage, East Greenwich, England

Spouse: Nicholas Lanier M.1530-1611

       See the chart for his family.
       Married: 13-FEB-1569/1570 All Hallows Barking, England
       Born: 1530 Rouen, France
       Died: 28-JAN-1610/1611 Rochester, East Greenwich,England

Nicholas was court musician to King Henry II of France, and in 1561 he was asked to come to London to be a court musician to Queen Elizabeth I. His wife, Lucretia, was from the famous Bassano family of Venice.

That family produced many court musicians and artists. Nicholas Lanier of Rouen, France, was master flutist to Henri II of France and then in England was Master of Flutes for Elizabeth I and James I.


Jeronimo Bassano "Jerome" \BJAJ M.1559-1635

       See the chart for his family.
       Born: 1559 London, England
       Died: 1635

Spouse: Dorothy Symonds F. -

       Married: 04-FEB-1584 Waltham Abbey, Essex, England
       Father: William Symonds                      M.    -

Music composed by Jeronimo Bassano is still available today. Jeronimo Bassano was a musician to the court of Henry VIII of England. His name is often given as Jerome.


Source: Carol Middleton

By the time Anthony made his will, he appears

to have become the sole owner of the Mark Lane property originally shared with Jasper and John. He refers to it as his 'mansion house', and his son Arthur, who eventually inherited it, described it again as a 'capital messuage'

The term messuage generally meant a dwelling house

with some adjacent land assigned to its use.

Anthony left the property in the first instance to his wife,

together with another house he still owned in Venice,

(perhaps in fact his share of the house in Bassano)

and all his possessions, to be divided equally at her death among his five surviving sons.

Antonio & Elena had : Eleven Children


1/M Mark Anthony BASSANO

Birth* 10 Jan 1546

Daughter: __ ___ 1568 Margaret BASSANO

Marriage* 13 Jan 1568 Ellena GAMBALE ( -1585); London.

Son: __ ___ 1570 Robert BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1573 Lucretia BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1577 John BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1579 Phillip BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1581 John BASSANO

Death* 11 Sep 1599 England.


2/F Anjelica BASSANO

Birth* 11 Nov 1537 Venetia, Italia.

Marriage* 15 Dec 1544 Jasper SLOSTCHAN, son of John SLOSTCHAN Sir; London, England.


3/F Margaretta BASSANO

Birth* 29 Jul 1541 London, England.

Death* bef __ ___ 1634


4/F Isabella BASSANO

Birth* 13 Mar 1544 London, England.

Marriage* 19 Oct 1560 Gieronemo FUSIECO (1540- ); London, England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1562 Julye FUSIECO; London, England.

Death* __ ___ 1582


5/F Elizabeth BASSANO

Birth* __ ___ 1545

Death* __ ___ 1571 England.

Marriage* __ ___ ____ Ambrose GRASSO ( -1582)


6/M Arthur BASSANO

Birth* 31 Oct 1547 London, England.

Marriage* 10 May 1573 Margaret LOTHBURY (1554-1620), daughter of Godfry LOTHBURY; London, England.

Son: 02 Jun 1576 Andrea BASSANO

Daughter: 06 Dec 1577 Camilla BASSANO; England.

Son: 15 Oct 1579 Anthony BASSANO; London, England.

Son: 28 Jun 1581 Joseph BASSANO

Daughter: 27 Feb 1584 Lenore BASSANO

Son: 25 Mar 1588 Paul BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1589 Andrea BASSANO; London, England.

Daughter: 14 Oct 1594 Elizabeth BASSANO

Daughter: 10 Apr 1600 Mary BASSANO; England.

Death* 09 Sep 1624 London, England.

Burial* 10 Sep 1624


7/M Nicholas BASSANO

Birth* 24 Jul 1550 London, England.

Death* __ ___ 1564 England.


8/M Edward BASSANO

Birth* 19 Oct 1551

Marriage* 13 Jan 1584 Alice AUSTEN (1564- ), daughter of Richard AUSTEN; London.

Son: 11 Oct 1584 Edward BASSANO

Daughter: 05 Sep 1585 Anne BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1586 Dorcas BASSANO

Daughter: 13 Nov 1586 Elizabeth BASSANO

Son: 05 Nov 1587 Edward BASSANO

Son: 05 Jul 1590 Daniel BASSANO

Son: 23 Jul 1592 William BASSANO; England.

Son: 10 Feb 1594 Evangelico/Valentyne BASSANO; London, England.

Daughter: __ ___ 1596 Parnel BASSANO; London.

Son: __ ___ 1601 John BASSANO; London.

Daughter: aft __ ___ 1602 Mary BASSANO

Daughter: 30 Aug 1602 Abigail BASSANO; London, England.

Son: __ ___ 1603 (un-named) BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1608 Alice BASSANO

Death* 24 May 1615

Burial* 25 May 1615 London, England.


9/M Andrea BASSANO

Marriage* by 1589 Jane FULLER

Birth* 12 Aug 1554

Son: __ ___ 1589 Thomas BASSANO; England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1590 Dorothy BASSANO; England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1592 Elizabeth BASSANO; England.

Death* __ ___ 1626

Burial* 03 Aug 1626 Surrey, England.

Son: William BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ ____ Frances BASSANO; England.

Daughter: __ ___ ____ Eleanor BASSANO; England.

Daughter: __ ___ ____ Jane BASSANO; England.


10/F Lucretia BASSANO

Birth* 24 Sep 1556 London, England.

Marriage* 13 Feb 1570 Nicholas LANIER (1544-1610), son of (--?--) LANIER; England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1572 Alphonso LANIER; Kent, England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1573 Andrea LANIER; England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1577 Ellen LANIER; East Greenwich, Kent, England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1586 Frances LANIER; England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1588 Mary LANIER; England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1589 Jerome LANIER; England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1590 Clement LANIER; London, England.

Daughter: cir __ ___ 1590 Katherine LANIER; East Greenwich, Kent, England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1592 Nicholas LANIER

Death* 04 Jan 1634 London, England.

Burial* 09 Jan 1634 London, England.

Son: cir __ ___ 1574 Innocent LANIER; England.


11/M Jeronimo BASSANO

Birth* 11 Mar 1559 England.

Son: __ ___ 1584 Augustine BASSANO

Marriage* 04 Feb 1584 Dorothy SYMONDS (1563- ), daughter of William SYMONDS; England.

Son: __ ___ 1586 Scipio BASSANO; London, England.

Son: __ ___ 1588 Charles BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1588 Edward BASSANO; London, England.

Daughter: 03 Feb 1590 Frances BASSANO; London, England.

Son: __ ___ 1591 Nowell BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1593 Margaret BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1596 Jeronimo BASSANO

Son: __ ___ 1597 Henry BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1600 Elizabeth BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1602 Philadelphia BASSANO

Daughter: __ ___ 1604 Anne BASSANO

Death* __ ___ 1635

Burial* 22 Aug 1635 England.


Note: The Bassano family of musicians who came to England to serve Henry VIIIl. Five Bassanos are listed at the funeral of Henry VIII in 1547. At the coronation of Elizabeth in 1558 their number had increased to six, with the same number present at her funeral in 1603. At that time, the fabulous Renaissance courts of the Medici were winding down and the artists and musicians of those courts were seeking work elsewhere.

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Antonio Bassano's Timeline

Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
November 11, 1537
Age 26
Venice, Venezia, Veneto, Italy
July 29, 1541
Age 30
London, England
March 1544
Age 33
London, England
Age 34
London, England
January 10, 1546
Age 35
Charter House, London, England
October 31, 1547
Age 36
London, England

born at the Charter House London