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Záviš of ZÁPY

(*about 1350 Zápy near Prague — †1411)

Bohemian composer

He studied at the Prague University, where he completed his Master degree in the Liberal Arts in 1381. He lived in Rome, he was a canon in Olomouc between 1394 and 1396, in Prague from 1397 to 1402, and later again in Olomouc. Originally, he was follower of Jan Hus but turned agains him in 1410. In 1411, he was appointed Doctor of Theology. The evens of life after this time are not known. Many historians are doubtful about his identity. Five interesting written compositions under his name have been preserved: four ecclesiastic compositions in the Vyšehrad Manuscript, love song Jižť mne vše radost ostává in the Třeboň Manuscript, as well as others.