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Troubadour, name for courtly poet-musicians of Provence, southern France (1100–1300). Their poems, written in Provençal, mostly on the theme of love, were sung. Troubadours developed the conventions of courtly love, and influenced poetry and music in Germany, Italy, Spain, and England. Courtly poets in northern France were called trouvéres.

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