Johann Wilde

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Johann Wilde was an 18th-century German violinist and musical instrument inventor. He is best known for inventing the nail violin in 1740. He is also credited with the introduction of the Chinese sheng mouth organ to the Court of St. Petersburg, Russia.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Nail Violin". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.

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