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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flagGermany
32%
30%
8%
29%
62
flagthe United States
30%
28%
24%
17%
75
flagPoland
36%
26%
17%
20%
3302
flagthe Netherlands
21%
21%
14%
42%
14
flagItaly
57%
21%
21%
0%
14
flagRepublic of Ireland
50%
20%
30%
0%
10
flagNorway
40%
20%
20%
20%
10
flagUnknown
40%
16%
23%
18%
153
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
16%
20%
20%
74
flagIndia
41%
16%
25%
16%
12

Gender

men24%
women25%
Antonio Stradivari
34%
43%
Andrea Amati
24%
25%
Giovanni Paolo Maggini
20%
12%
Leonardo da Vinci
21%
18%

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