1644 – Antonio Stradivari, born in Cremona, Italy. He was an Italian luthier, a crafter of stringed instruments such as violins, celli, guitars and harps.
1667 – 1679 – He served as a pupil in Nicolò Amati’s workshop, though there is much evidence to dispute this fact.
1680 – Settled himself in the Piazza San Domenico, Cremona, and his fame as an instrument-maker was soon established thereafter.
1737 – Died on the 18th of December in Cremona, Italy and was buried in the Basilica of San Domenico, in Cremona.