Pero Viviães
Trovador medieval


Nationality: Galega?

Biographical Note:

Nothing concrete is known about this author, although there are reports of two homonyms, one in Galicia, another in Portugal. In both cases, the two individuals are documented in the last quarter of the 13th century, which may correspond to the author’s chronology, judging by the themes he develops in his satirical songs. The researcher producing these data, Resende de Oliveira1, based on the placement of his songs in the Italian aphographs, believes him to be a noble. In this sense, he leans preferably toward the Galician Pero Viviães who, in 1275, sells some of his assets to one Mem Pais. For our part, we believe that the hypothesis of the latter being the troubadour Mem Pais may be considered, although without any certainties.


References

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.

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A Lobatom quer'eu ir
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Pois nossas madres vam a Sam Simom
Cantiga de Amigo

Por Deus, amiga, punhad'em partir
Cantiga de Amigo

Por Dom Foam em sa casa comer
Cantiga de Escárnio e maldizer

Ũa dona de que falar oí
Cantiga de Amor

Vós, que por Pero Tinhoso preguntades, se queredes
Cantiga de Escárnio e maldizer


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[...] E pero Deus há gram poder
Escárnio e Maldizer

Marinha, ende folegares
Escárnio e Maldizer

Ũa donzela coitado
Cantiga de Escárnio e maldizer