Born at Vivonne, Poitou; died in Paris. Virtuoso on the lute and theorbo and became a famous singing-teacher of Paris. When a boy he went to Paris and became music page to Gaston d'Orleans, a brother of Louis XIII. About 1650 he became master of chamber-music to Louis XIV. Among his works are Airs et brunettes, and Airs et dialogues. He was a father-in-law of Lully.