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Antonio Stradivari
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Born c.1644
Died 1737
Cremona, Italy
Nationality Italian
Education Nicola Amati
Known for Luthier
Notable work
  • ex-Back (c.1666)
  • Cipriani Potter (1683)
  • Stauffer; ex-Cristiani (Cello) (1700)
  • Alard–Baron Knoop (1715)
  • Messiah-Salabue (1716)
  • Lady Blunt (1721)
Style
  • Stradivarius style
  • Amati style
Movement Cremonese school
Spouse(s)
  • Francesca Ferraboschi
    (m. 1667; died 1698)
  • Antonia Maria Zambelli (m. 1699)
Memorial(s) 19189 Stradivari (Asteroid)

Antonio Stradivari; (1644 – December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier and a crafter of string instruments such as violins, cellos, guitars, violas and harps. Stradivari is generally considered the most significant and greatest artisan in this field. The Latinized form of his surname, Stradivarius, as well as the colloquial "Strad" are terms often used to refer to his instruments. It is estimated that Stradivari produced 1,116 instruments, 960 of which were violins. Around 650 instruments survived, including 450 to 512 violins.

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