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date: 16 November 2019

Rauwolf [Rauchwolff], Sixtus locked

  • Jonathan Santa Maria Bouquet

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(b ?Augsburg, Germany, ?1556; d after 1629). German lute maker. He might have been a grandson of the Augsburg iron trader and councilman Sixt Rauwolf (d 1557) and nephew of the botanist Leonhard Rauwolf. A 1619 register of the Augsburg lute makers’ guild gives his age as 69 years. On 27 January 1577 he obtained permission to marry Margaret Schlaurin, widow of the lute maker Paul Sturm. Rauwolf’s name appears in the Augsburg Pflegschaftsbuch (book of records) from 1577 to 1582, and in tax records from 1586 to 1629, as a resident of Straiffinge, later the Barfüsser Thor. He signed a complaint in 1625 by the guild protesting against the lute maker Baltasar Schüster for working without fulfilling the guild requirements.

Six instruments by Sixtus Rauwolf are known: four in public collections (D.BAB.f (1577), US.NY.mma (1596), DK.K.m (1599), and ...

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