Medina, Diego de

Active 1525-1542

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Diego de Medina M P0266

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1525-1542 Toledo 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

One of four violeros listed in Relación de los vecinos que parece que ay enla ciudad de Toledo en este presente año de 1561 quoted in reynaudPT, p. 400.
reynaudPT, p. 401: 1525.01.19 leased part of “una tienda que tengo en el conjunto de mi tienda en que yo agora estoy” to a needle maker for 750 mrs/yr [AHPT 1240, fol 127v]. The following year he abandons the lease of a shop ‘appartenent a’ the chapel of don Pedro Tenorio, for which he paid 200 mrs/yr [OF 1149, fol 196. 1526.03.03]. He does the same in 1538.12.20 with another shop belonging to the same chapel, rented for 800 mrs/yr and un par de gallinas located in the merchants’ quarter of the calle de los lauderos, “vendant le pas de porte à un tourneur pour 750 mrs” [OF 1114, fol 348]. 1539.10.02, rents a house from the chapter for 6500 mrs and tres pares de gallinas [OF 1119, fol 153v]. The following year 1540.08.27 he rents another house. Unclear whether he gave up the former one in the “chapinería” [OF 1119, fol 296v]. The case went to court . In 1540.05.21 he rented a house in the pasish of San Lorenzo for 6568 mrs/yr and 13 pares de gallinas [AHPT 1440, fol 926v]. Two years later 1542.06.05 he rents his shop to the violero Juan del Portillo [AHPT 1452, f 544]
Father of Gaspar de Medina, violero [see separate record]
• romanillos2002, p. 243 summarises 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. 400, 401
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. 243