Who made the first violin?

Antonio Stradivari
Andrea Amati
Giovanni Paolo Maggini
Leonardo da Vinci
The oldest doc­u­ment­ed violin to have four strings, like the modern violin, is supposed to have been con­struct­ed in 1555 by Andrea Amati. Earlier in­s­tu­ments only had three strings and were called vi­o­let­ta. The violin im­me­di­ate­ly became very popular, both among street mu­si­cians and the no­bil­i­ty.

Answers distribution

Antonio Stradivari
Andrea Amati
Giovanni Paolo Maggini
Leonardo da Vinci
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flagUnknown
7%
46%
23%
23%
13
flagGermany
31%
33%
7%
27%
54
flagthe United States
29%
28%
24%
17%
74
flagPoland
35%
27%
16%
20%
2633
flagItaly
54%
27%
18%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
20%
30%
0%
10
flagNorway
40%
20%
20%
20%
10
flagIndia
41%
16%
25%
16%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
42%
14%
22%
20%
63

Gender

men27%
women25%
Antonio Stradivari
30%
41%
Andrea Amati
27%
26%
Giovanni Paolo Maggini
19%
12%
Leonardo da Vinci
22%
19%

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