Tofiño, Pedro de

Active 1575-†1599

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Pedro de Tofiño 1599 M P0196

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1575-†1599 Toledo Madrid 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

reynaudPT, p. 403: Possibly son of Juan and grandson of Francisco Tofiño, both violeros.
• 1580.07.03 renews a lease on part of house located in the Calle de la sal for 6750 mrs/yr [AHPT 2187, f466] (reynaudPT, p. 403)
• 1584.06.21 AHPM/Prot/leg/863/fols/467-68. Uno de los violeros que protestó a la reforma de los exámenes de violeros de 1584. (reynaudPT, p.403)
1587 attended a meeting of violeros in madrid to change some of the ordinances [see Cristóbal Bejerano]
1588 Certificate of Examination as violero (Romanillos 2002), xx. He had to make a “vihuela aconvada” Archivo Historico de Protocolos, Madrid. Protocolo 864, 17 August 1588
1588 took on fifteen year old Juan Díaz, son of violero Felipe Díaz for four years.
romanillos2002, pp. 401-02:
1575 made valuation of the workshop of Mateo Arratia, his brother in law.
He made his will with the notary Alonso Rodríguez and his wife Inés de Orense was one of the executors. Died on 16 October 1599.
• (bordas1995, p. 53)

Related persons
Mateo de Arratia was his brother-in-law
Juan de Tofiño was his father
Francisco Tofiño was his grandfather

Source documents
Date Document
1575.06.30 Mateo de Arratia, inventory of workshop

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
reynaudPT Reynaud, François. La Polyphonie tolédane et son milieu des premiers témoignages aux environs de 1600. Paris: CNRS, 1996. 403
romanillos1987 Romanillos, Jose Luis. “The vihuela in Spain and the instrument in the Jacquemart André Museum”. Classical Guitar 5, no. 7 (1987): 39-42. 39-42
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. 401-02