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Bartolomeo Cristofori
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    (May 4, 1655-January 27, 1731)
    Birth name was Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco
    Invented the piano
    Some critics felt his piano sounded soft or dull
    It was very expensive to buy his pianos, so they were only owned by the rich.
    He invented a number of keyboard instruments including the spinettone, oval spinet and spinet.
    He invented the piano (circa 1700).
    He continued to manufacture and improve on his piano until his death,
    Three of his pianos are still in existence, including one in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
    He was able to overcome some very complicated problems to get the piano to work.
    He worked on variations of the harpsichord.
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 41.18% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 30 Votes: 43.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 31 Votes: 38.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 98 Votes: 46.94% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 197 Votes: 41.12% Annoying
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