Ramírez, Martín

Active 1548-1565

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Martín Ramírez M P0392

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1548-1565 Madrid 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

1998: note from Beryl Kenyon de P. AHPM, Prot. 130 1565.01.19 su testamento. Otro doc. 1548.08.29
romanillos2002, p. 324:
1548 - gave power of attorney to Diego de Salazar. Romanillos comments that this is the earliest known reference to a violero in Madrid.
1565 - made his will: he was married to Catalina López, they had eight children. At this time he had a house in calle Mayor, Madrid, número 15.
1565 - 13 Feb. Inventario de sus bienes - after his death. includes tools (valued at 112 reales) and instruments. The instruments were not valued in the inventory but comprised “dos laudes y una biolica d’arco, quinze viguelas y seis guitarras.

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Source documents
Date Document
1565.02.13 Martín Ramírez, Inventory.

Ref Author Item Pages
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. 324