Díaz, Juan

Active 1573-1588

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Juan Díaz M P0519

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1573-1588 Valladolid 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

Son of violero Felipe Díaz of Valladolid. Apprenticed in Madrid in 1588 to Pedro de Tofiño for four years. Juan was fifteen at the time, thus born c. 1573. See record for Felipe Díaz from romanillos2002, p. 99. He had to be taught the trade and be prepared to be examined and at the completion of his apprenticeship he would be given a new set of clothing. AHPM, Carta de Asiento, 6-09-1588, Prot: 864, n. f.

Related persons
Felipe Díaz was his father
Pedro de Tofiño was his master

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. 99