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Rodríguez, Juan (1)

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Juan (1) Rodríguez Madrid 1597? M P0188

Instrument(s) Professional group Social status Social sphere Why is the person listed?
vihuela guitar guitarra Violero Artisan Urban Maker Maker (violero)

Years active Place active Century Region
1578-1597 Madrid 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

• 1578. In December of this year Juan Rodríguez was examined to become a maestro violero. The veedores elected by the guild to oversee this were Juan de Carrión and Antonio Duarte. The examiners were Juan de Carrión and Hernando Bejerano. Juan Rodríguez was required to make “una viguela con lazo hondo y una guitarra de la misma manera.” (AHPM, Prot. 982)
• 1580 Una guitarra de éste figura en el inventario del Conde de Rivadabia en Valadolid: “una guitarra de ébano con el lazo hondo con un letrero en la cabeza que dice Juan Rodriguez con su caja”
• 1584 One of the violeros who protested against the reforms to the examination of violeros. (AHPM Prot 863)
• 1597 from B Kenyon (unpublished) Rodriguez appears as a violero del Emperador in 1597. AHPM 2264, 1597.03.16. The document concerns his wife

Documents:
AHPM, Prot. leg. 982, fol 1254-55
AHPM, Prot. leg. 863, fols 467-68

Related persons
Juan de Carrión was his examiner
Hernando Bejerano was his examiner
Antonio Duarte was his examiner


Source documents
Date Document
1580.05.31 Rodrigo Sarmiento de Villandrando, IV Conde de Salinas, Inventory.
1578.12.27 Juan de Rodríguez, violero examination.
1584 Violero Guild reforms, Madrid.
1597.03.16 Widow of Juan Rodríguez, violero.


Bibliography
Ref Author Item Pages
bordas1995 Bordas, Cristina. “La construcción de vihuelas y guitarras en Madrid en los siglos XVI y XVII”. La guitarra en la historia 6 (1995): 47-67. 52-53
griffiths2004-2 Griffiths, John. “La vihuela en la época de Felipe II”. Políticas y Prácticas musicales en el mundo de Felipe II. Ed. J. Griffiths and J. Suárez-Pajares. Madrid: Instituto Complutense de Ciencias Musicales, 2004. 415-48.
romanillos2002 Romanillos, José Luis and Marian Harris Winspear. The Vihuela de mano and the Spanish Guitar: A Dictionary of the Makers of Plucked and Bowed Musical Instruments of Spain (1200-2002). Guijosa (Guadalajara): Sanguino Press, 2002. 343
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