Garcia Peres
Trovador medieval

Nationality: Castelhana?

Biographical Note:

Given that the songbooks did not convey us his family name, it’s not easy to identify this troubadour, which certainly frequented the court of Alfonso X, with whom he had a poetical exchange. Carolina Michaëlis had previously suggested that he might be the Garcia Peres who was bailiff of Galicia and was brother-in-law to the troubadour Paio Gomes Charinho (married to one of his sisters)1. Resende de Oliveira2, however, given that there was a considerable number of homonyms at the time and also given the reference to a certain Gonçalo Martins in the mentioned composition, turns instead to the Repartimiento of Seville, where several individuals by this name appear. Therefore, and given the proximity to the monarch that seems apparent in the exchange, Oliveira believes that he might be either Garcia Peres, who was a King’s priest and clergyman of Seville, or Garcia Peres the royal scribe, both mentioned in that document and both castillians.


1 Vasconcelos, Carolina Michaëlis de (2004), "Pena veira", in Glosas Marginais ao Cancioneiro Medieval Português (trad. do texto de 1905) , Coimbra, Acta Universitatis Conimbrigensis, p. 163.

2 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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