Alonso, Luis

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Luis Alonso M P0006

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
1556 Valladolid 16cent/2/mid Castilla
Biographical information

This vihuela maker is known through the 1556 post-mortem inventory of his wife María Alvarez (AHPV/leg/237/fol/73-74). Schöner (schoner1999, 114) informs that Luis Alonso is also listed in the card index of the Archivo Historical Provincial in Valladolid as an itinerant vihuela maker at court, a “violero andante en la corte de S.M.”

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Source documents
Date Document
1556 María Alvarez, 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.
schöner1999 Schöner, Oliver. Die Vihuela de mano im Spanien des 16. Jahrhunderts. Europäsiche Hochschulenschriften, vol 198. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1999. 114