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Argüello, Manuel de

Active 1584-1653

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Manuel de Argüello M P0507

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1584-1653 Madrid 17cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

romanillos2002, p. 20: “(b.c. 1584- d.c. 1653). Manuel de Argüello was a witness at the examination of Pablo de Herrera in 1607(1). [see Appendix No. 7]. He was one of the examiners for the Guild of violeros of Madrid in1629 when Alonso Ruiz took his examination.(2) In 1638 he was a witness for Juan Hidalgo who he had known since he was born. Manuel de Argüello declared that he was fifty-four years old, born in Valladolid, and had been living in Madrid for thirty-two years. He was living in Diego de la Fuente’s house in the calle de las Carretas, Madrid.(3) Manuel de Argüello, master guitar maker, died intestate and his household and workshop contents were valued for sale by Francisco Méndez and Francisco de la Ano on 11 July 1653.(4) [see Appendix No. 18]
1. AHPM, Carta de Exámen, 2-12-1607, Prot: 2726, fols. 587-88
2. AHPM, Carta de Exámen, 16-07-1629, Prot: 2747, fols. 373-74
3. AHNM, 1638, Expediente de limpieza de sangre, file 354, no. 5.
4. AHPM, Inventario y tasación, 11-07-1653, Prot: 53551, fols. 2-5,

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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. 20
moll1958 Moll, Jaime. “Nuevos datos para la biografía de Juan Hidalgo, arpista y compositor.” Miscelánea en homenaje a Monseñor Higinio Anglés. Barcelona: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, 1958-1961. Vol. 2, 585-590. vol.2 pp?
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