Niccolo Paganini (1782 - 1840)
Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini, (October 27, 1782 ? May 27, 1840) was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist and composer. He is one of the most famous violin virtuosi, and is considered one of the greatest violinists who ever lived, with perfect intonation and innovative techniques. He is also widely regarded as the first ever virtuoso violinist.