Bartolomeo Cristofori

1655 - 1731

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bartolomeo Cristofori has received more than 518,078 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Bartolomeo Cristofori is the 26th most popular inventor, the 312th most popular biography from Italy (up from 316th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Inventor.

Bartolomeo Cristofori is most famous for inventing the piano in 1709.

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Among inventors, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 26 out of 355Before him are Thomas Newcomen, Werner von Siemens, Antonio Meucci, Karl Ferdinand Braun, Denis Papin, and George Westinghouse. After him are James Naismith, John Logie Baird, Robert Fulton, Adolphe Sax, Joseph Marie Jacquard, and Nicolas Appert.

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Among people born in 1655, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 2Before him is Pope Innocent XIII. After him are Charles XI of Sweden, Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Christian Thomasius, Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Bernard de Montfaucon, Caspar Bartholin the Younger, and Jean-François Regnard. Among people deceased in 1731, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 2Before him is Daniel Defoe. After him are Brook Taylor, Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Johann Ludwig Bach, Frederik Ruysch, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 312 out of 4,088Before him are Sallust (-86), Gallienus (218), Saint Cecilia (200), Salvatore Riina (1930), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), and Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625). After him are Dario Fo (1926), Antonio Canova (1757), Torquato Tasso (1544), Canaletto (1697), Pope Paul I (700), and Pope John X (860).

Among INVENTORS In Italy

Among inventors born in Italy, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 4Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), and Antonio Meucci (1808). After him are Johann Maria Farina (1685), Ottaviano Petrucci (1466), and Max Valier (1895).