Mena, Marcos de

Active 1549-1575

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Marcos de Mena M P0265

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1549-1575 Toledo 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

[reynaudPT, p. 399] Actas Capitulares in Toledo refer to an Acta “to give alms to Marcos de Mena, violero, sick and probably impoverished. Toledo AC 1549.02.25.
reynaudPT, p. 404: Only reference to Marcos de Mena is in the Actas Capitulares of 1573.10.01 when he is given alms of 2250 mrs because he is ill and certainly in poverty. No information explains the relation to Bernal de Mena. He is evidently not a son of the marriage with Inés.

Check with Reynaud re the date of this acta. On p. 399 it seems that this is dated 1549, on p. it seems to be 1573.

romanillos2002, p. 247 reiterates Reynaud.

Related persons

Ref Author Item Pages
reynaudPT Reynaud, François. La Polyphonie tolédane et son milieu des premiers témoignages aux environs de 1600. Paris: CNRS, 1996. 399, 404
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. 247