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List of Violin makers of Europe ~ The Violinmakers of the Old World

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ABBATI, GIAMBATTISTA, Modena, 1775 to 1795.
ABSAM, THOMAS, Wakefield (Yorkshire), 1810 to 1849.
ACEVO, ----, Tannenholz.
ACHNER, PHILLIP, Mittenwald, 1772 to 1798.
ADANI, PANCRAZIO, Modeda, 1775 to 1827.
ADDISON, WILLIAM, London, 1665 to 1670.
AIRETON, EDMUND, London, b. about 1727, d. 1807.
ALBANESI, SEBASTIANO, Cremona, 1720 to 1744.
ALBANI, PAOLO, Palermo, Rome, Cremona.
ALBANUS (OR ALBANI), MATTHIAS, Bozen, b. in Kaltern 1621, d. in Bozen, 1712, 
at the age of ninety. Also known as an excellent bow maker. Michael and 
Joseph, his sons, also make violins.
ALBERTI, FERDINANDO, Milan, 1737 to 1760.
ALBERTO, PIETRO, Rome 1578, still living in 1598.
ALDRED, ----, London, 1600.
ALDRICH, JEAN FRANCOIS, Paris, b. Mirecourt 1765, d. 1843.
ALLARD, FRANCOIS, Paris, 1776 to 1789.
ALLETSEE, PAUL, Munich, 1698 to 1738.
ALVANI, PAOLO, Cremona, 1750 to 1755.
AMATI, ANDREA, Cremona, b. about 1535, d. after 1611. Made twenty four 
violins for King Charles IX of France, all destroyed in the French 
Revolution.
AMATI, ANTONIO, Cremona, b. between 1555 and 1560, d. after 1640.
AMATI, HIERONYMUS (GIROLAMO) I, Cremona, b. about 1556, d. 1630.
AMATI, HIEROLYMUS (GIROLAMO) II, Cremona, b . 1649, d. 1740.
AMATI, NICOLA, Cremona, b. 1596, d. 1684.
AMBROSI, (AMBROGI), PIETRO, Rome, 1712 to 1748.
AMELOT, ----, Lorient (Frankreich), 1821 to 1842.
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BUSAN, DOMENICO, Vicenza, Venice, 1740 to 1780.
BUSSETTO, GIOVANNI MARIA DEL, Cremona, Brescia, 1640 to 1681.
BUSSOLERO, LUIGI, Riva, Nazzaro, 1817.
CABROLI, LORENZO, Milan, 1716.
CAESTE, GAETANO, Cremona, 1660 to 1680.
CAHUSAC, ----, London (Strand), 1785 to 1788.
CALCAGNI (CALCANIUS), BERNARDO, Genoa, 1710 to 1750.
CALONARDI, MARCO, Cremona, 17th century.
CALOT (CALLOT), Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1810.
CALVAROLA, BARTOLOMMEO, Torre Baldone (Bergamo) and Bologna, 1750 to 1767.
CAMILLI, CAMILLO, Mantua, 1714 to 1760.
CAPO, ----, Milan, 1717 to 1718.
CAPPA, GOFFREDO, Saluzzo, b. Saluzzo 1644, d. 1717.
CAPPA, GIOACCHINO AND GIUSEPPE, Saluzzio, Turin, 1661 to 1725.
CARCANIUS, ----, Cremona, 1500.
CARCASSI, LORENZO, Florence, 1737 to 1757.
CARCASSI, TOMASSO, Florence, 1737 to 1757. Brother to Lorenzo Carcassi.
CARLOMORDI (CARLOMORTI), Maarco, 1654 to 1660.
CARON, ----, Versailles, 1775 to 1790.
CARRE, ANTOINE, Arras, 1750 to 1790.
CARTER, JOHN, London, 1780 to 1790.
CASPAN (CASPANI), GIOVANI PIETRO, Venice, 1658 to 1670.
CASSANELLI (CASANELLI), GIOVANNI, Ciana (Modena), 1770 to 1777.
CASSINI (CASINI), ANTONIO, Modena, b. about 1630, d. about 1698.
CASTAGNERI, ANDREA, Paris, 1730 to 1750.
CASTAGNERI, GIAN PAOLO, Paris, 1638 to 1665.
CASTENALLI, PIETRO, Florence, 1780 d. 1820.
CASTENALLI, LUIGI, Florence, b. 1809, d. 1884.
CASTELLO, PAOLO, Genoa, 1750 to 1780.
CASTRO, ----, Venice, 1680 to 1720.
CATENARI, GUISEPPE FRANCESCO, Turin, 1703 to 1720.
CATI, PIERANTONIO, Florence, 1738 to 1760.
CAVALORIO (CAVALERIO).
CELONIATO, GIAN FRANCESCO, Turin, 1730 to 1737.
CERIN, MARCO ANTONIO, Venice, 1780 to 1824.
CERUTTI, ENRICO, Cremona, b. 1808, d. 1883.
CERUTTI, GIOV. BATTISTA, Cremona, b. about 1755, d. after 1817.
CERUTTI, GIUSEPPE, Cremona, b. about 1787, d. Mantua, 1860.
CHALLONER, THOMAS, London, 18th century.
CHAMPION DE ST. JULIEN, RENE, Paris, 1730 to 1770.
CHANOT, FRANCIS, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1787 or 1788, d. Brest (Rochefort) 
1823. Not a professional but an amateur violin maker.
CHANOT, GEORGES, Mirecourt, 1710 to 1714.
CHANOT, GEORGES, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1801, d. Courcelles, 1883.
CHAPPUY, NICOLAS-AUGUSTIN, Paris, Mirecourt, b. about 1740, d. 1784.
CHARDON, JOSEPH-MARIA, Paris, b. Paris 1843.
CHARLOTTE, ----, Rouen, b. Mirecourt, d. 1836.
CHERPITEL, NICOLAS-EMILE, Paris, b. Mirecourt 1841, d. Paris 1893.
CHEVRIER, ANDRE-AUGUSTIN, Paris, Brussels, 1830 to 1840, b. Mirecourt.
CHIARELLI, ANDREA, Messina, b. Messina, about 1675, d. 1699.
CHIAVELLATI, DOMENICO, Lonigo, 1780 to 1796.
CHIOCCHI, GAETANO, Padua, b. 1814, d. after 1880.
CHRETIEN, HIPPOLYTE, gen. Silvestre, Lyon, Paris, b. Sommerville 1845.
CHRISTA, JOSEPH PAUL, Munich, 1730 to 1776.
CIRCAPA, TOMASO, Naples, 1730 to 1735.
CLAUDOT, AUGUSTIN, Mirecourt, b. Mirecourt 1794, d. 1876.
CLEMENT, JEAN-LAURENT, Paris, 1783 to 1847.
CLIQUOT, LOUIS-ALEXANDRE, Paris, 1756.
COLE, JAMES, Manchester, 1850 to 1910.
COLE, THOMAS, London (Holborn), 1672 to 1690.
COLLICHON, MICHEL, Paris, 1670 to 1693.
COLLIER, SAMUEL, London, 1775.
COLLIN-MEZIN, CHARLES-JEAN-BAPTISTE, Paris, b. Mirecourt 1841.
COLLINGWOOD, JOSEPH, London, 1760.
CONTRERAS, JOSE, Madrid, b, about 1710, d. about 1780.
CONTRERAS, ----, Madrid, b. about 1751, d. 1827.
CONWAY, WILLIAM, London, 1745 to 1750.
CORDANO, GIACOMO FILIPPO, Genoa, 1770 to 1776.
CORNELLI, CARLO, Cremona, 1702.
CORSBY, ----, Northampton, 1770 to 1780.
CORSBY, GEORGE, London, 1789 to 1830.
COUSINEAU, GEORGES (OR PIERRE JOSEPH), Paris, 1769 to 1788.
CRAMOND, CHARLES, Aberdeen, 1800 to 1834.
CRASKE (CRASK), GEORGE, Bath, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, 
Stockport, b. Bury St. Edmunds, 1797, d. Stockport, 1888.
CRISTOFORI (CRISTOFALI), BATOLEMMEO, Florence, b. about 1667, d. after 1720.
CROSS, NATHANIEL, London (Aldermanbury), 1700 to 1751.
CROWTHER, JOHN, London, 1755 d. about 1810.
CUNAULT, GEORGES, Paris, b. Paris 1856.
CUNY, ----, Paris, 1777 to 1778.
CUPPIN, GIOVANNI.
CUYPERS, JAN, Hague, b. 1719, d. after 1806.
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DALLA CORNA (DELLA CORNA), GIOVAN GIACOMO, Brescia, b. about 1484, d. after 1548.
DALLA COSTA, PIETRA ANTONIO, Treviso, 1700 to 1768.
D'AMBROSIO, ANTONIO, Naples, 1820.
DANIEL, EDMOND, Marseilles, 1800 to 1850.
DARDELLI, FRA PIETRO, Mantua, 1497 to 1500.
DAVIDSON, HAY, Huntley, 1870.
DAVIS (DAVIES), RICHARD, London, b. Bussage bei Stroud, about 1790, d. 1836.
DEARLOVE, MARK, Leeds, 1812 to 1820.
DE COMBLE, AMBROISE, Tournay, 1740 to 1785.
DECONETTI, MICHELE, Venice, Padua, 1752 to 1795.
DEFRESNE, PIERRE, Rouen, 1731 to 1745.
DE LANNOY, H. J., Lille, 1740 to 1775.
DELANY, JOHN, Dublin, 1808.
DELAUNAY, ----, Paris, 1775.
DELEPLANQUE, GERARD J., 1760 to 1790.
DENNIS, JESSE, London, b. 1795, d. after 1855.
DERAZEY, JEAN JOSEPH HONORE, Mirecourt, b. Darney 1794, d. 1883.
DEROUX, SEBASTIEN AUGUST, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1848.
DES ROUSSEAUX, NICOLAS, Verdun, 1755.
DEVEREUX, JOHN, London, Melbourne, 1840 to 1880.
D'HESPONT (DESPONT), ANTOINE, Paris, 1634 to 1636.
DICKINSON (DICKENSON), EDWARD, London, 1750 to 1790.
DICKSON (DICKESONE), JOHN, London and Cambridge, b. Stirling (Scotland) 
about 1720, d. after 1780.
DIEHL (DIEL), FRIEDRICH, Darmstadt, b. 1779, d. 1888.
DIEHL, JAKOB, Bremen, Hamburg, b. Mainz 1806, d. Hamburg, 1874.
DIEHL, JOHANN, Mainz, 1808 to 1843.
DIEHL, MARTIN, Mainz, 1770 to 1792.
DIEHL, NIKOLAUS, Mainz, Darmstadt, b. 1779, d. 1851.
DIEHL, NIKOLAUS LOUIS, Hamburg, 1860, d. 1876.
DIEULAFAIT, ----, Paris, 1720.
DINI, GIOVANNI BATISTA, Lucignano, 1700 to 1707.
DITTON, ----, London, 1700 to 1720.
DODD, THOMAS (SON), London, beginning of the 19th century.
DODD, THOMAS (FATHER), London, 1786 to 1820.
DOMINICELLI, ----, Ferrara, 1695 to 1715.
DONATO, SERAFINO, Venice, 1411.
DONI, ROCCO, Florence, 1600 to 1660.
DOPFER, NIKOLAUS, Mainz, 1715 to 1768.
DRINDA, GIACOMO, Pienza, 18th century.
DROULOT, ----, Paris, 1788 to 1800.
DUCHERON, MATTHIEU (MATTHURIN), Paris, 1700 to 1730  
DUIFOPRUGGAR, GASPAR (see Tieffenbrucker, Gaspar).
DUKE, RICHARD (FATHER), London, 1750 to 1780.
DUKE, RICHARD (SON), London, beginning of the 19th century.
DU MESNIL, JACQUES, Paris, 1655 to 1662.
DUNCAN, GEORGE, Glasgow, b. 1855 in Kingston-on-Spey.
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EBERLE (EBERLL), JOHANNES UDALRICUS, Prague, b. Vils 1699, d. 1768.
EDLINGER, JOSEF JOACHIM, Prague, b. Prague 1693, d. 1748.
EDLINGER, THOMAS I, Augsburg, b. 1656, d. 1690.
EGLINGTON, ----, London, 1800 to 1802.
EISLER (ELSTER), JOHANN JOSEPH, Mainz, 1717 to 1750.
EMILIANI, FRANCESO DE, Rome, 1704 to 1736.
ERNST, FRANZ ANTON, Gotha, b. 1745, d. 1805.
EVANS, RICHARD, London, 1742.
EVE, JACQUES CHARLES, Paris, 1758 to 1788.
FABRIS (FABBRIS), LUIGI, Venice, d. after 1863.
FACINI, FRA AGOSTINO, Bologna, 1732 to 1742.
FALAISE (FALAIRE), ----, Paris.
FALCO, PAOLO, Cremona, 1750 to 1752.
FARINATO, PAOLO, Venice, 1695 to 1725.
FARON, ACHILLES, 1701.
FENDT, BERNHARD SIMON (SIMMON), London, b. London 1800, d. 1852.
FENDT, FRANCIS, London, Liverpool, 1850 to 1857.
FENDT, JAKOB, London, b. 1815, d. 1849.
FENDT, MARTIN, London, b. 1812, d. 1845.
FENDT, WILLIAM, London, b. 1833, d. 1852.
FENT, FRANCOIS, Paris, 1765 to 1791. Nearly all of Fent's instruments are 
infested by worms, yet he was one of the ables Parisian violin makers of his time.
FERATI, PIETRO, Siena, 1754 to 1764.
FERET, ----, Paris, 1708.
FERRARI, AGOSTINO, Budrio, 18th century.
FERRARI, ALFONSO, Carpi (Modena), 1738.
FERRARI, CARLO, Siena, 1740.
FEURY (FERRY), FRANCOIS, Paris, 1715 to 1762.
FEVROT, Lyon, 1779 to 1813.
FEYZEAU, ----, Bordeaux, 1740 to 1770.
FICHTL, MARTIN MATTHIAS II, Vienna, b. about 1682, d. 1768.
FICHTOLD, HANS D. A., Fussen, 1616 to 1666.
FICKER, JOHANN CHRISTIAN I (Mark-) Neukirchen, b. about 1735, d. 1780.
FICKER, JOHANN CHRISTIAN II, (Mark-) Neukirchen, b. 1758, d. 1822.
FICKER, JOHANN GOTTLOB I, (Mark-) Neukirchen, b. 1744, d. 1832.
FILANO, DONATO, Naples, 1763 to 1783.
FIORILLO, GIOVANNI, Ferrara, 1780.
FIRTH, ----, Manningham, 1877.
FISCER (FITTER), BRUDER, Milan, 1760 to 1764.
FISCHER, JOSEPH, Regensburg, b. 1769, d. 1834.
FISCHER, ZACHARIAS, Wurzberg, b. 1730, d. 1812.
FLETTE, BENOIST, Paris, 1745 to 1763.
FLEURY, BENOIT, Paris, 1751 to 1791.
FLORENO, FLORENZO, Bologna, 18th century.
FLORENO, GIOVANNI GUIDANTE, Bologna, 1733 to 1773.
FLORENO, GUIDANTE, Bologna, 1710 to 1740.
FONTANELLI, GIOVANNI GIUSEPPE, Bologna, 1733 to 1773.
FORSTER (FOSTER OR FORRESTER), JOHN, Brampton (Cumberland), b. Kirkandrews, 
about 1688, d. Brampton, 1781.
FORSTER, SIMON ANDREW, London, b. 1781, d. 1870.
FORSTER, WILLIAM I, Brampton, b. about 1713, d. 1801.
FORSTER, WILLIAM II (OLD FORSTER), London, b. Brampton 1739, d. London 1808.
FORSTER, WILLIAM III (YOUNG FORSTER), London, b. 1764, d. 1824.
FRANCK, ----, Ghent, 1800 to 1830.
FRANKLAND, ----, London, 1785.
FREY (FREI), HANS, Nurnberg, 1450, d. 1523.
FURBER, HENRY JOHN, London, 1830, still living in 1865.
FURBER, JOHN, London, 1810, still living in 1841 in Cow Cross, Smithfield.
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GABRIELLI, ANTONIO, Florence, 1730.
GABRIELLI, BARTOLOMMEO, Florence, 1730.
GABRIELLI, CRISTOFORO, Florence, 1730.
GABRIELLE (GABBRIELLI), GIOVANNI BATTISTA, Florence, 1739 to 1770.
GAFFINO, GIUSEPPE, Paris, 1734, d. 1789.
GAGLIANO, ALESSANDRO, Naples, b. Naples about 1660, d. 1725.
GAGLIANO, ANTONIO I, Naples, b. about 1728, d. about 1795.
GAGLIANO, FERNANDO, Naples, b. Naples, 1724, d. 1781.
GAGLIANO, GENNARO, Naples, b. about 1700, d. after 1770. His best work was 
done between 1730 and 1750.
GAGLIANO, GIOVANNI I, Naples, b. about 1740, d. 1806.
GAGLIANO, GIOVANNI II, Naples, b. 1800, d. after 1867.
GAGLIANO, GIUSEPPE, Naples, 1725, d. 1793.
GAGLIANO, NICOLA I, Naples, b. about 1665 or 1670, d. about 1740.
GAGLIANO, RAFFAELE, Naples, b. about 1790, d. 1857.
GAGLIANO, VINCENZO, Naples, 1870, d. about 1886.
GAILLARD-LAJOUE, Mirecourt, b. about 1820, d. about 1870.
GALBANI, PIETRO, Florence, 1640.
GALBUSERA, CARLO ANTONIO, Milan, 1813 to 1833.
GALLAND, JEAN, Paris, 1744, d. 1761.
GALRAM (GALRAN, GALRAO), JOACHIM JOSEPH, Lissabon, 1769 to 1825.
GALTANI, ROCCO, Florence, 17th century.
GAND, CHARLES-ADOLPHE, Paris, b. Paris 1812, d. 1866.
GAND, CHARLES-FRANCOIS, Paris, b. Versailles, 1787, d. Paris 1845.
GAND, CHARLES-MICHEL, Versailles, b. Mirecourt, about 1748, d. Versailles, 
1820.
GAND, GUILLANME-CHARLES-LOUIS, Versailles, b. Paris, 1792, d. 1892.
GARANI, NICOLA, Naples, about 1700.
GAVINIES, FRANCOIS, Bordeaux, Paris, b. about 1700, d. abut 1770.
GEDLER (GIDL), JOHANN ANTON, Fussen, 1752 to 1800.
GEDLER, JOSEPH BENEDICT, Fussen, b. about 1759, d. 1830.
GEDLER, NORBERT, Wurzburg, 1715 to 1723.
GEISSENHOF, FRANZ, Vienna, b. Vils 1754, d. Vienna, 1821.
GEMUNDER, GEORG, Astoria, Boston, New York, b. Infelfingen, 1816, d. 1899.
GERLE (GERLA, GERLEIN), CONRAD, Nurnberg 1460, d. 1521.
GERLE, GEORG, Innsbruck 1569, f. about 1589.
GERMAIN, EMILE, Paris, b. Paris, 1853, d. 1906.
GERMAIN, JOSEPH-LOUIS, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1822, d. 1870.
GERONI (GERANI), DOMENICO, Ostia, 1800 to 1820.
GHERARDI, GIACOMO, Bologna, 1677.
GIANOLI, DOMENICO, Milan, 1731.
GIBBS, JAMES, London, 1800, d. about 1845.
GIBERTINI, ANTONIO, Parma, Genoa, 1797 to 1850.
GIGLI, GIULIO CESARE, Rome, 1721 to 1762.
GILBERT, NICHOLAS-LOUIS, Metz, 1701 to 1706.
GILCHRIST, JAMES, Glasgow, b. 1832, d. 1894.
GILKES, SAMUEL, London, b. Mrton Pinkney (Northhamptonshire), 1787, d. 
London 1827.
GILKES, WILLIAM, London, b. Tothill Field, Grey Coat Str. (Westminster), 
1811 d. London 1875.
GIORDANO, ALBERTO, Cremona, 1725 to 1740.
GIORGI, NICOLA, Turin, 1717 to 1760.
GIULANI (GUILIANI), ----, Cremona, Saluzzo, 1660.
GOBETTI, FRANCESCO, Venice, 1690 to 1732. Judging from his work he must 
have been a pupil of Stradivarius.
GOFRILLER, FRANCESCO, Venice, Udine, 1690 to 1740.
GOFRILLER (GOFFRILER OR GAFRILLER), Mateo, Venice, 1690, d. 1742.
GOSSELIN, JEAN, Paris, 1814 to 1830.
GOUGH, WALTER, London, 1810, d. about 1830.
GRABENSEE, T.K. (OR T.G. OR J.A.), Dusseldorf, 1818 to 1861.
GRAGNANI, ANTONIO, Livorno, 1741, still living in 1800.
GRAGNANI, GENNARO, Livorno, 1730.
GRANCINO, FRANCESCO, Milan 1690, d. 1746.
GRANCINO, GIOVANNI I, Milan, 1645 to 1682.
GRANCINO, GIOVANNI II, Milan, b. about 1675, d. after 1737.
GRANCINO, GIOVANNI BATTISTA I, Milan, Ferrara, 1690 to 1710.
GRANCINO, PAOLO, Milan, 1665 to 1692.
GRAND-GERARD, JEAN-BAPTISTE, Mirecourt, 1771 to 1820.
GRANDJON, J., Mireocurt, 1862 to 1868.
GREGORI, LUIGI, Bologna, 1793 to 1808.
GREIFF, HANS (JOHANN), Fussen, 1606 to 1622.
GRUESSER, MATHIAS, Innsbruck, b. Fussen, after 1700 d. 1784.
GRIMM, KARL, Berlin, b. 1794, d. Berlin 1855.
GRISERI, FILIPPO, Florence, 1650.
GROSSET, PAUL FRANCOIS, Paris, 1744 to 1765.
GROSSI, GIUSEPPE, Bologna, 1803 to 1804.
GRULLI, PIETRO, Cremona, 1870, d. 1898.
GUADAGNINI, ANTONIO, Turin, b. 1831, d. 1881.
GUADAGNINI, CARLO, Turin, 1780 to 1839.
GUADAGNINI, GAETANO I, Turin, 1775 to 1831.
GUADAGNINI, GIAMBATTISTA, Piacenza, Turin, b. Cremona 1711, d. Turin 1786.
GUADAGNINI, GUISEPPE, Brescia, 1697.
GUADAGNINI, LORENZO I, Cremona, Picenza, b. about 1695, d. 1760.
GUADAGNINI, LORENZO II, Turin, 1790.
GUARNERIUS, ANDREAS, Cremona, b. about 1626, d. 1698.
GUARNERUIS, ANTONIO, Cremona.
GUARNERIUS, GIUSEPPE (JOSEPH DEL GESU), Cremona, b. 1687, d. after 1742. 
The term "del Gesu" originated from his lavel, on which he always used the 
character J.H.S.
GUARNERIUS, GIUSEPPE GIAN BATTISTIA (JOSEPH GUARNERIUS), Cremona, b. 1666, 
d. after 1738.
GUARNERIUS, PIETRO I GIOVANNI, Cremona, Mantua, b. Cremona 1655, d. after 
1728.
GUARNERIUS, PIETRO II, Venice, b. Cremona 1695, d. Venice after 1760.
GUDI, HIERONIMO, Cremona, 1726 to 1727.
GUERRA, GIACOMO, Modena, 1810.
GUERSAN, LOUIS, Paris, b. aobut 1713, d. about 1781.
GUGLIELMI, GIO. BATTISTA, Cremona, 1747.
GUSETTO, NICOLA, Cremona, 1785 to 1828.
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HAMBERGER, JOSEPH I, Pressuburg, b. Vienna 1808, d. 1864.
HAMM, JOHANN GOTTFRIED (MARK-), Neukirchen, b. 1744, d. 1817.
HARBOUR (HARBUR), W., London, 1785 to 1786.
HARDIE, MATTHEW, Edinburgh, b. Edinburghe 1755, d. 1826.
HARDIE, THOMAS, Edinburgh, b. 1804, d. 1856.
HARE, JOHN, London, beginning of 18th century.
HARE, JOSEPH, London (Cornhill), 1720 to 1726.
HARRIS (HARRYS), CHARLES I, Oxford, London, 1780 to 1800.
HARRIS, CHARLES II, Oxford, London, 1818 to 1830.
HART, GEORGE I, London, b. 1839, d. 1891. Author of "The Violin, Its Famous 
Makers and Their Imitations" and "The Violin and Its Music."
HART, GEORGE II, London, b. London, Warwick, 1860. Son of George I. His 
company, the Hart and Son, is still existent today.
HART, JOHN THOMAS, London, b. 1805, d. 1874.
HARTUNG (HARTON), MICHAEL, Padua, 1602 to 1624.
HASSERT (HASERT), J.C., Eisenach, 1728.
HASSERT (HASERT), JOHANN CHRISTIAN, Rudolstadt, b. 1759, d. 1823.
HEESOM, EDWARD, London, 1748 to 1750.
HEL, PIERRE JOSEPH, Lille, b. Mazirot 1842, d. Lille 1902.
HELLMER, KARL JOSEPH, Prague, b. 1739, d. 1811.
HEMSCH, JEAN-HENRY, Paris, 1747 to 1763.
HENOCQ (HENOC), JEAN, Paris, 1763 to 1789.
HENRY, CHARLES, Paris, b. 1803, d. Paris 1859.
HENRY, EUGENE, Paris, b. 1843, d. 1892.
HENRY, JEAN BAPTISTE, Paris, b. 1757, d. Paris 1831.
HENRY, JEAN BAPTISTE FELIX, Paris, b. 1793, d. 1858.
HENRY, OCTAVE, Grenoble, b. Marseille 1826.
HETEL, G., Rome, 1763.
HILL, JOSEPH I, London, 1660.
HILL, JOSEPH II, London, b. 1715, d. 1784.
HILL, LOCKEY, London, b. 1756, d. 1810.
HILL, WILLIAM, London, b. 1745, d. 1790.
HILL, WILLLIAM EBSWORTH, London, b. 1817, d. 1895.
HILL AND SONS, London, 140 New Bond St. W. One of the largest and highest 
class violin-making institutions in the world. The present members of the 
firm are William Hill, Arthur Fred Hill, William Henry Hill and Walter E. 
Hill.
HILLDEBRAND (HILDEBRANDT), MICHEL CHRISTOPHER, Hamburg, 1768, still living 
in 1807.
HILTZ, PAUL, Nurnberg, 1656.
HOFFMANN, MARTIN, Leipzig, b. 1653, d. 1719.
HOFMANS, MATTHYS, Antwerp, 1689 to 1740.
HOLLOWAY, JOHN, London, 1794.
HORIL, JAKOB, Vienna, Rome, 1720 to 1759.
HORNSTEINER, ----, Mittenwald.
HORNSTEINER, FRANZ, 1782 to 1820.
HORNSTEINER, JOSEPH IV, b. Mittenwalk, 1853.
HORNSTEINER, MATHIAS II, 1760 until after 1803.
HOSBORN, THOMAS ALFRED, London, 1629.
HULINZKY, THOMAS ANDREAS, Prague, b. 1731, d. 1788.
HÜLLER (HULLER), AUGUSTIN, Schoneck, 1735 to 1775.
HUME, RICHARD, Edinburg, 1535.
HUMEL, CLAUDE, Mirecourt, 1820.
HUNGER, CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH, Leipzig, b. Borstendorf, 1718, d. Leipzig, 
1787.
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INDELAMI, MATTEO, Rome (?).
JACQUOT, PIERRE CHARLES, Nancy, b. 1828, d. 1900.
JAIS, ANDREAS, Tolz (Mittenwald), b. 1685, d. after 1749.
JAIS, JOHANN, Bozen, b. Mittenwald, 1752, d. after 1780.
JAUCH (JAUCK), JOHANNES, Dresden, 1735 to 1750.
JAY, THOMAS, London, 1690 to 1700.
JEANDEL, PIERRE NAPOLEON, Rouen, b. Meurthe about 1812, d. Rouen 1879.
JOHNSON, JOHN, London, 1750 to 1760.
JULIANO, FRANCESCO, Rome, 1690 to 1725.
KAISER, MARTINO, Venice, 1609 to 1632.
KAMBL, JOHANN ANDREAS, Munich, b. 1699, d. 1781.
KARG (KARP, CARP), GREGORIUS, Konigsberg, 1694 to 1696.
KEMPTER, ANDREAS, Dillingen, b. Lechbruck, about 1700, d. Denklingen, 1786.
KENNEDY, JOHN, London, b. about 1730, d. London 1816.
KENNEDY, THOMAS, London, b. 1784, d. 1870.
KLEIN, ALOYS, Rouen, 1884.
KLOTZ, AEGIDIUS I, Mittenwald, 1675 to 1711.
KLOTZ, AEGIDIUS SEBASTIAN, Mittenwald, b. 1733, d. 1805.
KLOTZ, GEORGE I, Mittenwald, b. 1687, d. 1737.
KLOTZ, GEORGE II, Mittenwald, b. 1709, still living in 1790.
KLOTZ, JOHANN CARL, Mittenwald, b. 1709, still living in 1790.
KLOTZ, JOSEPH I (THOMAS), Mittenwald, b. 1743, d. after 1809.
KLOTZ, MATHIAS I, Mittenwald, b. 1656, d. 1743. He was the real founder of 
the violin industry in Mittenwald.
KLOTZ, SEBASTIAN I, Mittenwald, b. 1696, d. after 1767.
KNITL (KNITTEL, KNITTL), JOSEF, Mittenwald, 1756 to 1790.
KOLDITZ, JAKOB, Rumberg, b. about 1718, d. 1796.
KOLDITZ (KOLDIZ), MATTHIAS JOHANN, Munich, 1733 to 1760.
KOLIKER, JEAN GABRIEL, Paris, 1783 to 1820.
KRAMER, HEINRICH, Vienna, 1680 to 1718.
KRINER, JOSEPH, Landshut, b. 1836.
LAGETTO, LOUIS, Paris, 1745 to 1753.
LAMBERT, JEAN-NICOLAS, Paris, 1731, d. 1761.
LAMBLIN (LAMBIN), ----, Gent, 1795 to 1830.
LANDI, PIETRO, Siena, 1774.
LANDOLFI, CARLO FERDINANDO, Milan, 1734 to 1787.
LANDOLFI, PIETRO ANTONIO, Milan, 1750 to 1800.
LANZA (LANSA), ANTONIO MARIA, Brescia, 1675 to 1715.
LAPAIX, J.A., Lille, 1840 to 1858.
LA PREVOTTE, ETIENNE, Marseille, Paris, b. Mirecourt about 1795, d. Paris 
1856.
LARUE, PIERRE MATHIEU, Paris, 1767.
LASKE, JOSEF ANTON, Prague, b. Rumburg 1738, d. Prague 1805.
LAVAZZA, SANTINO, Milan, 1718 to 1780.
LACLERC, JOSEPH NICOLAS, Paris, 1760 to 1777.
LECOMTE, ANTOINE, Paris, 1775 to 1800.
LE DUC, PIERRE, Paris, 1640 to 1649.
LEFEBVRE, J.B., Amsterdam, 1720 to 1786.
LEFEBVRE, NICOLAS, Rouen, 1630 to 1636.
LEFEVRE (LEFERVRE), TOUSSAINT-NICOLAS-GERMAIN, Paris, 1762 to 1789.
LE JEUNE, FRANCOIS, Paris, 1755 to 1789.
LELIEVRE (LE LIEVRE), J.C. PIERRE, Paris, 1731 to 1765.
LENTZ (LENZ), JOHANN NIKOLAUS, London, 1803 to 1813.
LEONI, CARLO, Treviglio, Treviso, 1861 to 1861.
LEONI, FERDINANDO, Parma, 1870.
LE PILEUR, PIERRE, Paris, 1703 to 1757.
LESCLOP, FRANCOIS-HENRY, Paris, 1746.
LEWIS, EDWARD, London, 1687 to 1730.
LIGHT, EDWARD, London, 1798 to 1800.
LIGNOLI, ANDREA, Florence, 1681.
LINAROLO, VENTURA, Benice, 1577 to 1591.
LOLIJ (LOLLIJ), JACOPO, Naples, 1727.
LONGMAN & BRODERIP, LOGMAN LUCKEY AND CO., 1760.
LORENZINI, GASPARE, Piacenza, 1750.
LOTT, GEORGE FREDERIK, London, b. 1800, d. 1868.
LOTT, JOHN FREDERIK (SEN.), London, b. Germany 1775, d. London 1853.
LOTT, JOHN FREDERIK (JUN.), London, b. 1804, d. 1871.
LOUIS, JOSEPH, Genf, Basel, Mulhausen, Besancon, 1813 to 1841.
LOUVET, JEAN II, Paris, 1750 to 1789.
LOUVET, PIERRE, Paris, 1739 to 1783.
LUDICI, HIERONYMO PIETRO DI, Conegliano, 1698 to 1709.
LUGLIONI (LUGLONI), GIUSEPPE, Venice, 1777.
LUPOT, FRANCOIS I, Stuttgart, Orleans, b. Plombières, 1725, d. Paris 1804.
LUPOT, FRANCOIS II, Paris, b. Orleans 1774, d. Paris 1837.
LUPOT, FRANCOIS-LAURENT, Mirecourt, Plombières, Luneville, Orleans, b. 1696, 
d. after 1762.
LUPOT, JEAN, Mirecourt, b. about 1652, d. after 1696.
LUPOT, NICOLAS, Orleans, Paris, b. Stuttgart, 1758, d. 1824.
MAC-INTOSH, JAMES, Blairgowrie, b. 1801, d. 1873.
MAFEOTTO, GIUSEPPE, Rovere, 1637.
MAGGINI, GIOVANNI PAOLO, Brescia, b. 1580, d. about 1632.
MAGGINI, (PIETRO) SANTO, Brescia, 1630 to 1680.
MALER (MALLER, MAHLER), LAUX (LUCAS), Bologna, 1500 to 1528.
MALER (MALLER), SIGISMONDO, Bologna and Venice, 1460 to 1526.
MANN, JOHN ALEXANDER, Glasgow, b. 1810, d. 1889.
MANTEGAZZA, PIETRO GIOVANNI, Milan, 1750 to 1790.
MANTONVANI, ----, Parma, 18th century.
MARATTI, GIAMBATTISTA, Verona, 1690 to 1700.
MARCELLI (MARCELLO), GIOVANNI ANTONIO, Cremona, 1696 to 1697.
MARCHI, GIAN ANTONIO, Bologna, 1660 to 1726.
MARCO-ANTONIO, ----, Venice, 1700.
MARCONCINI, GIUSEPPE, Ferrara, b. about 1774, d. 1841.
MARCONCINI, LUIGI (ALOISIO), Bologna, Ferrara, 1760 to 1791.
MARIA, GIUSEPPE DA, Naples, 1770 to 1779.
MARINO, BERNARDO (BERNARDINO), Rome, 1770 to 1805.
MARSHALL, JOHN, London, 1750 to 1759.
MARTIN, ----, London, 1790 to 1800.
MAST, JEAN-LAURENT, Mirecourt, 1750 to 1789.
MAST, JOSEPH-LAURENT, Toulouse, 1802 to 1830.
MAUCOTEL, CHARLES, London, b. Mirecourt, 1807, d. after 1860.
MAUCOTEL, CHARLES-ADOLPHE, Paris, b. Mirecourt 1820, d. 1858.
MAUSSIELL, LEONHARD, Nurnberg, b. 1685, d. after 1760.
MAYR, ANDREAS FERDINAND, Salzburg, 1721 to 1750.
MEARES, RICHARD, London, 1667 to 1680.
MEDARD, ANTOINE, Nancy, 1621, still living in 1666.
MEDARD, FRANCOIS III, Paris, 1690 to 1710.
MEDARD, NICOLAS II, Nancy, Paris, 1620 to 1641.
MEIBERI, FRANCESCO, Livorno, 1745 to 1750.
MELLINI, GIOVANNI, Guastalla, 1768.
MELONI, ANTONIO, Milan, 1690 to 1694.
MENNEGAND, CHARLES, Amsterdam, Paris, b. Nancy 1822, d. Villers-Cotteret, 
1885.
MENNESSON, JEAN EMILE, Reims, b. Reims 1842.
MERIGHT, PIETRO, Parma, 1770.
MERIOTTE, CHARLES, Lyon, b. about 1703, 1770.
MERLIN, JOSEPH, London, 1778 to 1780.
MEZZADRI, ALESSANDRO, Ferrara, 1690 to 1732.
MEZZADRI, FRANCESCO, Milan, 1700 to 1750.
MICHAUD, ----, Paris, 1788 to 1789.
MICHELIS, PEREGRINO (PELEGRINO) DI ZANETTO, Brescia, b. about 1520, still 
living in 1603.
MICHELOT, JACQUES-PIERRE, Paris, 1760 to 1800.
MIER, J., London, 1780 to 1786.
MILLER, GEORGE, London, 1669.
MIRAUCOURT, JOSEPH, Verdun, 1736 to 1749.
MIREMONT, CLAUDE-AUGUSTIN, New York, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1827, d. Pontorson 
Ende 1887.
MOERS, JEAN HENRY, Paris, 1771.
MOHR, PHILIPP, Hamburg, 1650.
MOITESSIER, LOUIS, Mirecourt, 1781 to 1824.
MOLINARI, ANTONIO, Venice, 1672 to 1703.
MOLINARI, JOSE E., Buenos Aires, 1890 to 1895.
MONTADA, GREGORIO, Cremona, 1690 to 1735.
MONTAGNANA, DOMENICO, Venice, b. about 1690, d. about 1750. Even though he 
may be a master of rank, very little is known about his life.
MONTICHIARO, ZANNETO (GIANETTO), Brescia, 1530.
MONTRON, ----, Paris, 1783 to 1789.
MORELLA, MORGLATO, Mantua, Venice, 1545 to 1602.
MORONA, ANTONIO, Isola bei Capo d'Istria, 1731.
MORRISON, JOHN, London, b. about 1760, d. about 1833.
MOUGENOT, ----, Rouen, 1763 to 1770.
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NADERMAN (NADERMANN), JEAN-HENRI, Paris, 1772, d. about 1800.
NADOTTI, GIUSEPPE, Piacenza, 1757 to 1789.
NAMY, JEAN-THEODORE, Paris, 1772, d. 1808.
NAYLOR, ISAAC, Headingly, b. Leeds, 1778 to 1792.
NELLA, RAFFAELE, Brescia, 1659 to 1672.
NEUNER, MATHIAS II, Mittenwald, 1795 to 1830.
NEZOT, ----, Paris, 1730 to 1760.
NICOLAS, DIDIER L'AINE, Mirecourt, b. Mirecourt 1757, d. 1833.
NICOLAS, FRANCOIS-FOURRIER, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1758, d. 1816.
NICOLAS, JOSEPH, Mirecourt, b. 1796, d. Mirecourt 1864.
NIGGELL, SYMPERT, Fussen, b. Schwangau, 1710, d. 1785.
NORBORN (NORDBORN), JOHN, London, 1723.
NORMAN, BARAK, London, b. about 1678.
NORRIS, JOHN, London, b. about 1739, d. 1818.
NOVELLO, MARCO ANTONIO, Venice, 1780 to 1795.
NOVELLO, PIETRO VALENTINO, Venice, 1790 to 1800.
NOVERCI (NOVERSI), COSIMO, Florence, 1662.
ORBO, MARCO I, Naples, 1712 to 1727.
OBOARDI, GIUSEPPE MORELLO, Naples, 1738.
OHBERG, JOHAN I, Stockholm, b. about 1723, d. 1779.
ORTEGA, ASENSIO, Madrid, 1799 to 1840.
ORTEGA, SILVERIO, Madrid, 1785 to 1798.
OSTLER, ANDREAS, Breslau, 1730 to 1770.
OTT, JOHANNES, Fussen, 1727.
OTTO, CARL CHRISTIAN, Halle, b. Weimar, 1792, d. 1853.
OTTO, CARL GUSTAV, Markneukirchen, b. 1857.
OTTO, C.W.F., Stockholm, b. Jena, 1808, d. 1884.
OTTO, HEINRICH WILHELM, Amsterdam, Berlin, b 1796, d. 1858.
OTTO, HERMANN, St. Petersburg, 1884.
OTTO, JAKOB AUGUST, Weimar, Jena, b. Gotha, 1760, d. 1829.
OTTO, LOUIS, Dusseldorf, b. Ludwigslut, 1844, d. 1920.
OTTO, LUDWIG, Erfurt, Koln, St. Petersburg, b. Jena, 1821, d. St. Petersburg 
1887.
QUINOT, JACQUES, Paris, 1670 to 1680.
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PACHERELE, MICHEL, Mirecourt, 1779 to 1780.
PACHERELE (PACHEREL), PIERRE, Paris, Nizza, Genoa and Turin, b. Mirecourt, 
1803, d. Nizza, 1871.
PACQUET, ----, Marseille, 1785.
PAGANI, GIAN BATTISTA, Cremona, 1735 to 1747.
PAGANONI, ANTONIO, Venice, 1750.
PALATE, ----, Luttich, 1710 to 1750.
PAMPHILON, EDWARD, London, 1665 to 1685.
PANDOLFI, ANTONIO, Venice, 1710 to 1740.
PANORMO, GEORGES LOUIS, London, b. about 1774, d. after 1842.
PANORMO, JOSEPH, London, b. London about 1773, d. after 1825.
PANZANI (PANSANI), ANTONIO, Rome, 1735 to 1785.
PAQUOTTE, HENRI-FELIX, b. Paris, 1857.
PAQUOTTE, PLACIDE, Paris, b. 1864, d. 1900.
PARDI, ----, Paris, 1785 to 1788.
PARDINI, BASTIANO, Florence, 17th century.
PARKER, DANIEL, London, b. about 1700, d. 1775.
PASTA, ANTONIO, Brescia, 1710 to 1730.
PASTA, DOMENICO, Brescia, 1710 to 1730.
PASTA, GAETANO, Brescia, 1710 to 1760.
PAZZINI, GIOVANNI GAETANO, Flrence, 1630 to 1666.
PEARCE, JAMES, London, 1780 to 1800.
PECCENINI, ALESSANDRO, Bologna, 1581 to 1595.
PEDRAZZI, FRA PIETRO, Bologna, 1784.
PEDRINELLI, ANTONIO, Crespano, 1781 to 1854.
PEMBERTON, EDWARD, London, 1660.
PERRY, THOMAS, Dublin, 1767 to 1830.
PERTON, ----, Paris, 1757.
PFRETZSCHNER, CARL FRIEDRICK I, b. 1743, d. 1798.
PFRETZSCHNER, CARL GOTTLOB, b. 1807, d. 1863.
PERRAY, CLAUDE, Paris, 1698 to 1726.
PEITE, NOËL, Paris, b. about 1760, still living in 1810.
PILLEMENT (PILLEMENTI), FRANCOIS, Mirecourt, 1774 to 1830.
PILOSIO (PELOSIO), FRANCESCO, Gorz, b. 1754, d. after 1778.
PIQUE, FRANCOIS-LOUIS, Paris, b. Roret, 1758, d. Charenton Saint-Maurice, 
1822.
PIROT, CLAUDE, Paris, 1795 to 1833.
PITET, ----, Paris, second half of 17th century.
PIZZURNO, DAVIDE, Genoa, 1760 to 1763.
PLACHT, FRANZ I, 1760 to 1788.
PLANI, AGOSTINO DE, Genoa, 1750 to 1778.
PLATNER, MICHAEL, Rome, 1735 to 1750.
PLUMEREL, JEAN, Mirecourt, 1727 to 1751.
POLIS, LUCA DE, Cremona, 1751.
PONS, CESAR, Grenoble, 1750 to 1808.
PONS, ----, Paris, 1788 to 1800.
POWELL, THOMAS I, London, 1780 to 1808.
PRESSENDA, GIANFRANCESCO, Alba, Carmagnola, later Turin, b. Sequio Berra or 
Turin, 1777, d. 1854.
PRESTON, JOHN, York, 1789.
PREVOT (PREVOST), P. CHARLES, Paris, 1775 to 1788.
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RAILICH, GIOVANNI (ZUANE), Padua, 1672 to 1678.
RAMBAUX, CLAUDE-VICTOR, Paris, b. Darney, 1806, d. Mirecourt, 1871.
RANTA, PIETRO, Brescia, 1733.
RASURA, VINCENZO, Lugo, 1785.
RAUCH, SEBASTIAN, Breslau, 1730 to 1779.
RAUT, JEAN, Rennes, b. 1719, d. 1791.
RAWLINS, HENRY, London, 1775 to 1781.
RAYMANN (RAYMAN), JAKOB, London, 1620 to 1657.
RECHARDINI, ZUANE, Venice, 1605 to 1609.
REICHEL (REICHELT), JOHANN CONRAD I, b. about 1715, d. 1762.
REICHEL, JOHANN GOTTFRIED II, b. 1813, d. 1876.
REMY, JEAN-MATHURIN, Paris, b. in Paris 1770, d. 1854.
REMY, JULES, Paris, b. 1813, d. 1876.
REMMY, ----, London, 1840.
RENAUDIN, LEOPOLD, Gent, Paris, b. Mirecourt, 1756, d. 1795.
RENAULT (REGNAULT, REGNAUT), JACQUES, Paris, 1666 to 1684.
RENAULT ET CHATELAIN, Paris, 1772 to 1811.
RENAULT, NICOLAS, Nancy, Paris, end of the 16th and beginning of 17th 
century.
REYNAUD, ANDRE, Tarascon, 1755 to 1766.
RICHARD, ROBERT, Paris, 1756.
RICHARDS, EDWIN, London, b. 1859, d. 1894.
RICOLAZI, LUDOVICO, Cremona, 1729.
RIECHERS, AUGUST, Hannover, Berlin, b. Hannover, 1836, d. Berlin, 1893.
RIESS, ANDREAS, Bamberg, b. about 1720, d. 1777.
RINALDI, GIOFREDO BENEDETTO, Turin, 1850, d. 1888.
ROCCA, GIUSEPPE ANTONIO, Turin, Genoa, b. Alba, about 1810, d. after 1868.
RODIANI (RUDIANI), GIOVITA, Brescia, Bologna, b. about 1650, d. 1730.
ROGERI, PIETRO GIACOMO, Brescia, b. about 1680, d. after 1730.
ROISMANN, JOHANNES, Breslau, 1630 to 1680.
ROL, ----, Paris, 1753.
ROMANO, PIETRO, Pavia, 18th century.
ROMARIUS, ANOTONIUS, Cremona, 1703.
ROMBOUTS, PIETER, Amsterdam, b. 1674, d. after 1735.
ROOK, JOSEPH, London (Carlysse), 1777 to 1830.
ROPIQUET, ----, Paris, 1815.
ROSIERO, ROCCO, Cremona, 1730.
ROSS (ROSE, ROSA), JOHN, London (Bridewell), 1562 to 1599.
ROTA, GIOVANNI, Cremona, 1795 to 1810.
ROTH, CHRISTIAN, Nurnberg, 1675.
ROVETTA (ROVELTA), ANTONIO, Bregamo, 1840 to 1884.
ROZE, ----, Orleans, 1701 to 1760.
ROZET, ----, Paris, about 1691.
RUELLE, PIERRE, Paris, 1754.
RUGGERI (RUGIERI), FRANCESCO, Cremona, 1645 to 1700.
RUGGERI (RUGIERI), GIACINTO GIO. BATTISTA, Cremona, 1666 to 1696.
RUGGERI (RUGIERI), VINCENZO, Cremona, 1690 to 1735.
RUPPERT, FRANZ, Erfurt, 1800 to 1809.
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SACCHINI, SABBATTINO (SEBASTIANO), Pesaro, 1670 to 1686.
SACQUIN, ----, Paris, b. about 1811, d. 1860.
SAINPRAE (SAINPRA), JAKOB, Berlin, 17th century.
SAINT-PAUL, ANTOINE, Paris, 1768 to 1789.
SAINT-PAUL, PIERRE, Paris, 1740 to 1743.
SAJOT, ----, Paris, 1720 to 1734.
SALLE, LE PERE, Paris, 1825 to 1850.
SALO, GASPARO DA, see Bertolotti.
SALOMON, JEAN-BAPTIST-DESHAYES, Paris, 1740, d. about 1772.
SANONI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, Berona, 1680 to 1740.
SANTAGIULIANA, GIACINTO, Vicenza, Venice, 1770 to 1830.
SANTE, ----, Pesaro, 1670.
SANTE (SANTO), GIUSEPPE, Rome, 1778.
SANTO (SANTI), GIOVANNI, Naples, 1700 to 1740.
SANTO (SANZO, SANZIO), SANTINO, Milan, 1684 to 1700.
SAPINO (SERPINO, SARPINO), ----, 16th century.
SARACINI (SARACENI), DOMENICO, Florence, 1655.
SARDI, ----, Venice, 1649.
SAUNIER, ----, Mirecourt, 1740.
SAUNIER, EDMOND, Bordeaux, Paris, b. about 1730, d. after 1783.
SAVANI (SCAVANI), GIUSEPPE, Carpi, 1809.
SAVART, FELIX, Paris, b. Mezieres, 1791, d. Paris, 1841.
SAVICKI (SAWITZKI), CARL NIKOLAUS, Vienna, b. Lemberg, 1792, d. Vienna, 
1850.
SCHEINLEIN, JOHANN MICHAEL, b. 1751, d. after 1794.
SCHEINLEIN, MATTHAUS FRIEDRICK, b. 1710, d. 1771.
SCHELLE (SCHELL), SEBASTIAN, Nurnberg, 1700 to 1745.
SCHMIDT, C., Butzow, 1841.
SCHONFELDER, JOHANN (HANS) ADAM, b. 1707, d. 1763.
SCHONGER, FRANZ, Erfurt, 1750 to 1776.
SCHONGER, GEORG, Erfurt, b. about 1666, d. about 1740.
SCHORN, JOHANN JOSEPH, Salzburg, 1716 to 1726.
SCHOTT, MARTIN, Prague, 1680 to 1682.
SCHWARTZ (SCHWARZ), BERNHARD, Strassburg, b. Konigsberg, about 1744, d. 
1822.
SCHWARTZ, GEORG FRIEDRICH, Strassburg, b. 1785, d. 1849.
SCHWARTZ, THEOPHIL WILHELM I, Strassburg, b. 1797, d. 1861.
SCHWEITZER, JOHANN BAPTIST, Budapest, b. Vienna about 1790.
SELLAS, MATTEO, Venice, 1600 to 1639.
SENI, FRANCESCO, Florence, 1634.
SENTA, FELICIO (OR FABRIZIO), Turin, beginning of the 18th century.
SERAPHINO, SANTO, Udine, Venice, 1678 to 1737. In painstaking care as to 
detail, his work is only surpassed by that of Stradivarius.
SHAW, JOHN, London, 1655 to 1698.
SICILIANO (CICILIANO), ANTONIO, Venice, 1630 to 1660.
SICILIANO, GIOACCHINO, Venice, 1670 to 1680.
SILVESTRE, HIPP C., vide Chretien.
SILVESTRE, HIPPOLYTE, Lyon, b. 1808, d. 1879.
SILVESTRE, PIERRE, Lyon, b. 1801, d. 1859.
SIMON, CLAUDE, Paris, 1783 to 1800.
SIMONIN, CHARLES, Genf, Toulouse, b. about 1815 in Mirecourt, still living 
in 1875.
SIMPSON, JOHN, London, 1785 to 1794.
SMITH, HENRY, London, 1629 to 1633.
SMITH, THOMAS, London, 1750 to 1799.
SMITH, WILLIAM, London, Hedon (Yorkshire), 1770 to 1786.
SNEIDER, JOSEPH, Pavia, 1701 to 1718.
SNOECK (SCHNOECK), EGIDIUS, Brussels, 1700 to 1730.
SOCCHI, VINCENZO, Bologna, 1661.
SOCQUET, LOUIS, Paris, 1750, 1800.
SOLIANI, ANGELO, Modena, b. 1752, still living in 1810.
SOMER, NICOLAS, Paris, 1725, d. 1776.
SORSANA, SPIRITO, Coni, 1714 to 1736.
STADLMANN, DANIEL ACHATIUS, Vienna, b. about 1680, d. 1744. One of the 
ablest violin makers in Vienna, and the best imitator of Stainer.
STADLMANN, JOHANN JOSEPH, Vienna, b. 1720, d. 1781.
STADLMANN, ANDREA, Absam, 1660 to 1690.
STAINER, JACOB, Absam (Tirol), b. Absam, 1521, d. 1683. Son of Martin 
Stainer and the greatest master of the German school of violin makers who 
had as his only equals Amati and Stradivarius. It was Stainer who first 
discovered the secret of Italian varnish and made excellent use of his 
knowledge. Besides being an excellent violin maker, he was also a good 
performer. There was hardly an instrument used in his time that was not of 
his make.
STAINER, MARCUS, Absam, Kufstein, Laufen, b. about 1619, d. after 1680.
STAUDINGER (STAUTINGER), MATHAEUS WENZESLAUS, Wurzburg, 1745 to 1775.
STEFFANINI (STEPHANINI), CARLO, Mantua, 1764 to 1790.
STEGER (STEGHER), MAGNUS, Venice, 17th century.
STEININGER, FRANZ XAVER (FRANCOIS), Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Paris, St. 
Petersburg, b. Mainz, 1778, d. about 1850.
STEININGER, JAKOB, Passau, Mainz, Frankfurt, Aschaffenburg, 1775 to 1818.
STOIRIONI, LORENZO, Cremona, Turin, b. 1751, d. after 1801. Stoirioni may 
be singled out as the last of the great Cremona makers, although the passing 
of this great school is greatly evident. In later years, he neglected his 
work to such an extent that the instruments of this period are of small 
value.
STOSS, FRANZ ANTONI, Fussen, b. 1737, d. 1814.
STOSS, MARTIN (JOHANN MARTIN), Vienna, b. Fussen, 1778, d. 1838.
STRADIVARIUS, ANOTONIO, Cremona, b. between 1640 and 1650, d. 1737. The 
past master of the art of violin making, and the pupil of Nicolas Amati. As 
a young man he inherited great riches, and was therefore independent, it 
being a proverb in his time "rich as Stradivarius." It is unfortunate that 
not a single likeness has been preserved for later generations. The oldest 
violins that bear his name are dated from the year 1670. As he himself was 
a great violinist, he knew what was lacking in the Amati instrument, and he 
started to experiment in order to find its faults, continuing his labors for 
thirty years until his efforts were crowned with success. Only a few of the 
violins made in this experimental period are in existence, as he probably 
destroyed most of them, for in his critical eyes they were imperfect. At 
the age of fifty, he had perfected the Stradivarius model, and no living 
man, although thousands of attempts have been made, have been able to 
produce an instrument so faultless as a Stradivarius of this period. 
Stradivarius was a very industrious workman; on an average, he finished one 
violin a week. In his laboring of sixty years, he must have completed about 
three thousand violins. Sixty years after his death the value of his 
violins was tripled.
STRADIVARIUS, FRANCESCO, Cremona, b. 1671, d. 1743.
STRADIVARIUS, OMOBONO, Cremona, b. 1679, d. 1742.
STRAUB, JOHANNES, Rothenbach, b. about 1760, d. 1847.
STRAUBE, JOHANN AUGUSTIN, Berlin, b. 1725, d. 1847.
STRAUSS, JOSEPH, Neustadt, 1750 to 1775.
STRNAD, CASPAR, Prague, b. 1752, d. 1823.
STRONG, JOHN, Somerset, about 1640.
SULOT, NICOLAS, Dijon, 1829 to 1839.
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TACHINARDI, ----, Cremona, 1690.
TANEGIA, CARLO ANTONIO, Milan, 1725 to 1731.
TANINGARD, GIO. GIORGIO, Rome, 1735 to 1750.
TASSINI, BARTOLOMMEO, Venice, 1740 to 1756.
TAYLOR, WILLIAM, London, b. 1750, still living in 1820.
TECCHLER (TEKLER), DAVID, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, b. 1666, d. after 1743. 
His name appears to have been written in various spellings of which the 
above are most frequently found.
TEODITTI, GIOVANNI, Rome, 17th century.
TERMANINI, PIETRO, Modena, 1755 to 1773.
TESTORE, CARLO ANTONIO, Milan, b. about 1688, still living in 1764.
TESTORE, CARLO GIUSEPPE, Milan, b. in Novara about 1660, d. 1710.
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