Tofiño, Francisco

Active 1533-1566

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Francisco Tofiño M P0277

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
1533-1566 Toledo 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

reynaudPT, p. 402: 1533.08.05 He made? [fournir] for Alonso Ruiz a guitar and nine discantes [small guitars or viols?] in the space of a month, finished and strung, each instrument for the sum of 204 mrs, the wood being “fourni” [AHPT 3, fol 141v] • 1537.03.13 renws the lease of a shop of a deceased violero named Valdivieso, situated in the Calle de los lauderos, probably near that of Diego de Medina, witness to the lease doc, and also belonging to the capilla of don Pedro Tenorio for 1575 mrs/yr and cinco gallinas. • 1540. 06.20 rents a house in the parish of San Bartolomé de San Soles for 3000 mrs/yr from a canon of the cathedral [AHPT 1474, f 469] • 1542.05.13 we find him as curador of the poor Rodrigo de Ayllón “qui a sombré dans la folie” [OF 1121, f 280v] • Reynaud 410: 1549.01.05 buys 24 gross [=3456] thin strings for his instruments through the Toledo merchant Juan de la Puebla for 2040 mrs [ie 0.59 mrs/stg] [AHPT 1468, f 20v] • 1556.11.28 Guarantor for a debt of 1125 incurred by his colleague Juan del Portillo. [AHPT,1842, sf] • Francisco is perhaps the father of Juan Tofino • [reynaudPT, p. 416] details of financial dealings - loans
romanillos2002, p. 401: married to Isabel Ruiz

Related persons
Alonso Ruiz was his
Juan de Tofiño was his son
Pedro de Tofiño was his grandson

Ref Author Item Pages
reynaudPT Reynaud, François. La Polyphonie tolédane et son milieu des premiers témoignages aux environs de 1600. Paris: CNRS, 1996. 402,416
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