Technology How Bartolomeo Cristofori, who invented the piano, changed music

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori, whom Google honored with a doodle on the 360th anniversary of his birth.


Monday's Google doodle honors the 360th birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of the piano. Despite the fact that Mr. Cristofori’s name is largely unknown, his greatest invention has been a hugely influential instrument in both music and society.