Cristoforo Besozzi (born 1661 in Milan – d. 22 October 1725 in Piacenza) was an Italian oboist, bassoonist and founder of a large family of wind players very influential around Parma, Naples and Turin for more than 200 years. In 1700, he settled in Parma, taking part as oboist in the ducal hautboy band Guardia Irlandese with his son Giuseppe Besozzi in 1711. His other two sons, Alessandro and Paolo Girolamo Besozzi, joined him from 1714.
- Comune di parma. "BESOZZI, famiglia". Biblioteche della comune di parma. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Besozzi, Luciano (2001). De Besutio (Le famiglie Besozzi). Lulu.com. p. 84. ISBN 147-091-694-0.
- Haynes, Bruce (2001). The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy 1640-1760. Oxford University Press. p. 307. ISBN 019-816-646-X.
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