Jogral medieval

Nationality: Galega?

Biographical Note:

Author whose biography is unknown. His placement in the songbooks, in the group of the Galician minstrels, seems to indicate that he was also one, his naturality apparently confirmed by a reference to a saint worshipped in Tui, made in his only preserved song. Recently (2018), in fact, Ron Fernández1 discovered, in the documentation of the monastery of Melón, a personage who he believes could be this minstrel: a Johanne Fernandez dicto Golparro , who, together with his wife Marina and two (probable) nephews, sells, in April 1257, part of a farm to the said monastery, a farm located exactly in the vicinity of Tui. He certainly lived, therefore, between the middle and the end of the 13th century (like the rest of the minstrels in the group).


1 Ron Fernández, Xavier (2018), "Martin Codax: o nome. A onomástica na lírica trobadoresca", in The Vindel Parchment and Martin Codax. The Golden Age of Medieval Galician Poetry, edited by Alexandre Rodríguez Guerra and Xosé Bieito Arias Freixedo, John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 231-232.
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