Jiri Rychnovskyborn: 1545
birthplace: Rychnov nad Kneznou
Czech composer of the renaissance period, well educated citizen and mayor of the town Chrudim. He composed church music both in Czech and Latin languages. His works show the knowledge of the European musical standards but also his own invention. His compositions were copied in the manuscript of the Literary Brotherhood at St. Michal Church in Prague New Town. It is one of a few well preserved complete collections of Czech religious renaissance music. He often used the latin form of his name: Georgius Rychnnovius.