Born: Circa 1510, Paris, France.
Died: 1561, Paris, France.
Bourgeois followed John Calvin to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1541.
He became a cantor at the Church of St. Pierre, and edited the Genevan Psalter.
At one point, he was jailed for modifying some well known tunes.
Fortunately, hymnists do not face such strict penalties today.
Bourgeois reportedly left Geneva in 1557.
His works include:
* Le droit chemin de musique, 1550