Ayllón, Melchor de

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Person Born Died Gender Person ID
Melchor de Ayllón M P0509

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

Years active Place active Century Region
1587 Madrid 16cent/3/late Castilla
Biographical information

Evidently another member of the Ayllón dynasty of violeros, the only evidence presently known about Melchor de Ayllón is that he made two guitars for the nine-year-old future king of Spain, Philip III, in 1587 (robledo2000, cited in romanillos2002, 26).

Related persons
Felipe III was his employer

Ref Author Item Pages
robledo2000 Robledo Estaire, Luis, Tess Knighton, Cristina Bordas, and Juan José Carreras. Aspectos de la cultura musical en la Corte de Felipe II, Madrid: Fundación Caja Madrid; Alpuerto, 2000.
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. 26