- Born: August 20, 1561, Rome
- Died: August 12, 1633, Florence
Composer of the first ever opera (Dafne, 1597-98), and the earliest surviving opera (Euridice, 1600). He joined the Medici court as a singer, and was a leading member of the Florentine Camerata.
- Dafne (1598)
- Euridice (1600) **
- La Flora (1628)