Stra·di·va·ri (străd′ə-vârē, -värē), Antonio Also called Antonius Stradivarius. 1644?-1737.
Italian luthier who developed the proportions of the modern violin and created instruments of unsurpassed beauty and tone. His sons Francesco (1671-1743) and Omobono (1679-1742) carried on the family tradition of fine artistry.
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