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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 623,449 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Bartolomeo Cristofori is the 31st most popular inventor (down from 26th in 2019), the 375th most popular biography from Italy (down from 312th 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 31 out of 354Before him are Antonio Meucci, Werner von Siemens, James Naismith, Steve Wozniak, Denis Papin, and Ernő Rubik. After him are George Westinghouse, Robert Fulton, Joseph Marie Jacquard, Abbas ibn Firnas, László Bíró, and Ismail al-Jazari.

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Among people born in 1655, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 3Before him are Pope Innocent XIII and Charles XI of Sweden. After him are Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg, Zumbi, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christian Thomasius, Rinaldo d'Este, Johann Christoph Denner, Philippe, Duke of Vendôme, Ferdinand Kettler, and Caspar Bartholin the Younger. Among people deceased in 1731, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 2Before him is Daniel Defoe. After him are Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Brook Taylor, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Frederik Ruysch, Johann Ludwig Bach, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, and Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bartolomeo Cristofori ranks 375 out of 4,668Before him are Renzo Piano (1937), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Matteo Ricci (1552), Pope Felix III (440), Pietro Badoglio (1871), and Pope Alexander IV (1200). After him are Pope Marinus I (830), Cato the Younger (-95), Camillo Golgi (1843), Bronzino (1503), Annibale Carracci (1560), and Pope Pelagius II (520).

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), Max Valier (1895), and Andrew Viterbi (1935).