Af ranio de Pavia (family name, Albonese)

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Af ranio de Pavia (family name, Albonese)

Af ranio de Pavia (family name, Albonese), Italian theologian, reputed inventor of the bassoon; b. Pavia, c. 1465; d. Ferrara, c. 1540, as canon of Ferrara. His claim to the invention of the bassoon is based on the attribution to him of the instrument Phagotus, in the book by his nephew Teseo Albonese Introductio in chal-daicam linguam (Pavia, 1539).

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Af ranio de Pavia (family name, Albonese)

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