Nuno Anes Cerzeo
Trovador medieval

Nationality: Galega

Biographical Note:

Troubadour, most probably galician, member of a lineage based in Cêrcio, north of Lalín (Pontevedra). Resende de Oliveira1 was the first to mention a documentation, dated from 1272 to 1282, regarding two members of the family, Pero Anes and Urraca Anes de Cêrceo, most probably brothers of the troubadour. Following this hypothesis, Souto Cabo2 located, in the Cathedral of Ourense documentation, a proxy from the same Ulrraca Anes, dated 1268, where she mentions her brother Nuno Anes, in this case already deceased at the time. In the document are also mentioned two sons of the troubadour, already adults, Afonso and Gonçalvo Nunez. The same researcher also suggests that a certain Nuno Anes, benefited in the repartimientos of Seville (1253) and Jerez de la Frontera (1264), could be this troubadour. Be that as it may, from these data it can be concluded that Nuno Anes Cerzeo should have lived in the beginning and mid-13thcentury, having passed away shortly before 1268.


1 Oliveira, António Resende de (1994), Depois do espectáculo trovadoresco. A estrutura dos cancioneiros peninsulares e as recolhas dos séculos XIII e XIV, Lisboa, Edições Colibri.

2 Souto Cabo, José António (1994), "Achegas documentais sobre Nun'Eanes Cerzeo, trovador galego da primeira metade do século XIII", in Studi provenzali e galeghi, 89/94, Romanica Vulgaria Quaderni, 13-14 .
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