Bartolomeo Cristofori

Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco (Italian pronunciation: [bartoloˈmɛːo kriˈstɔːfori di franˈtʃesko]; May 4, 1655 – January 27, 1731) was an Italian maker of musical instruments famous for inventing the piano.

Bartolomeo Cristofori
Photo of a 1726 portrait of Bartolomeo Cristofori. The original was lost in the Second World War.
Born
Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco

(1655-05-04)May 4, 1655
DiedJanuary 27, 1731(1731-01-27) (aged 75)
NationalityItalian
OccupationInventor, instrument maker
Known forInventor of the piano

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