Balthasar Arthopius (c.1475-1547)
German composer. Very little is known about the life of Balthasar Arthopius. He may have lived in southern Germany since most of his few preserved printed compositions were published there.
Among Arthopius' compositions are 4 German part songs published in Fünff und sechzig teutscher Lieder Straßburg 1536 and a number of Latin sacred part songs preserved in printings and manuscripts.
Source: Hans Albrecht: Balthasar Arthopius quoted from Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart ed. 1, 1965.