The Middle Ages lasted from around the year 500 till the beginning of the Renaissance, which was approximately 1400. Only few composers are known from that era.
This is a list of composers that had some sort of noble rank, like king, queen, duke, or earl.
Composers who have also written poetry or novels. These may, for example, have been used as texts for their own songs, or as libretto for their own opera.
Composers that were born in France, or gained the French nationality.