Contreras, Francisco de

Active 1555-1556

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Francisco de Contreras M P0285

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
1555-1556 Toledo 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

reynaudPT, p.405. Possibly the brother of Andrés de Contreras, also a violero. 1555.02.03 was to have married María Mexía, daughter of a butcher, with a dowry of 15000 mrs in cash and 35000 mrs in personal goods. The marriage took place 1556.08.13. At this date the dowry was valued at 41000 mrs. No documents yet located make reference to his activity as a violero.
Information reiterated in romanillos2002, p. 86.

Related persons
Jerónimo 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. 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