Guiraut Riquier

Guiraut Riquier de Narbona (c. 1230 in Narbonne – 1292 in Narbonne or Rodez) is among the last of the Occitan troubadours.[1] He is well known because of his great care in writing out his works and keeping them together—the New Grove Encyclopedia considers him an "anthologist" of his own works.

Song of Riquier in a 13th-century chansonnier.

He served under Aimery IV, Viscount of Narbonne,[2] as well as Alfonso el Sabio, King of Castile. He is also believed to have worked under Henry II, Count of Rodez. He composed a partimen with the Jewish troubadour Bonfilh. He invented the genre of the serena (evening song).


  • Guiraut Riquier: Humils, forfaitz, repres e penedens... in Dietmar Rieger, ed. & transl., Mittelalterliche Lyrik Frankreichs 1. Lieder der Trobadors. Zweisprachig Provençalisch – Deutsch. Reclams Universal-Bibliothek No. 7620, Stuttgart 1980 (Guiraut: p. 288 – 233, commentary from Rieger 314–316, Literature) ISBN 3-15-007620-X In German and Occitan


  1. ^ Joseph Anglade, Grammaire de l'ancien provençal ou ancienne langue d'oc, 1921, Part I, Chapter 1, p. 31: [...] même le dernier troubadour, Guiraut Riquier, mort dans les dernières années du XIIIe siècle [...] ("even the last troubadour, Guiraut Riquier, who died in the final years of the 13th century").
  2. ^ Elizabeth Aubrey, The Music of the Troubadours, (Indiana University Press, 1996), 24.