Contreras, Andrés de

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Andrés de Contreras M P0284

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
1555 Toledo 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

reynaudPT, pp. 404-405: son of a cabinet maker? [chiffonnier] from Segovia married Francisca de Peñaranda 1555.06.20. Modest dowry of 33,000 mrs. Possibly brother of Francisco de Contreras, violero. No documents yet located make reference to his activity as a violero.
romanillos2002, p. 86, translates chiffonier as “rag and bone man”

Related persons
Francisco de Contreras was his brother

Ref Author Item Pages
reynaudPT Reynaud, François. La Polyphonie tolédane et son milieu des premiers témoignages aux environs de 1600. Paris: CNRS, 1996. 404-405
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. 86