Borgoña, Juan de

Active 1569-1592

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Juan de Borgoña M P0192

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1569-1592 Madrid 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

• bordas1995, p. 53: 1584. 06. 21. Uno de los violeros que propugnaban la reforma de los exámenes de violeros de 1584. AHPM/Prot/leg/863/fols/467-68
• 1569.11.15. Beryl Kenyon de Pascual: private communication: Juan de Borgoña se casó en Madrid el 15 de noviembre de 1569. Madrid, parroquia de S. Ginés, Lib I/4, fol. 44v.
• romanillos2002, p. 43:
1569 - his wife Ana Gómez made her well. She declared that Juan de Borgoña had taken 100 ducados into their marriage, the proceeds of the sale of properties in Valladolid in the hands of his son Pedro del Agua. She named as her heirs Juan López (her son from her first marriage with Cristóbal de Castroverde) and Francisco and Ana Gómez, the children from her marriage with Juan de Borgoña.
1569 - Sunday 21 November, Juan de Borgoña married to Catalina Muñoz. A few days earlier, the bride’s mother, Juana Benavente, promised him a vineyard in Fuenlabrada, Madrid as a dowry, later rectified.
1576 - his son Francisco Gómez (from marriage with Ana Gómez), also a violero received his inheritance of 22 ducados from his mother’s estate.
1577 - voted for Juan de Carrión and Hernando Bejerano as overseers and examiners at the meeting of the Madrid violeros.
1578 - voted for the same two at the next meeting as in 1577
1584 - among the violeros who met in Madrid to draft changes to the Ordinances [Appendix 11]
1587 - overseer for the Madrid gremio
1587 - attended a meeting of Madrid violeros to change some of the conditions of the Ordinances of the gremio
1592 - 8 June. Died intestate as a poor guitar maker.
1595 - 27 October. His wife Catalina Muñoz died.

Related persons

Source documents
Date Document
1577.05.05 Gremio de violeros de Madrid.

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. 53
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. 43