Niccolo Paganini – the virtuoso violinist that many people believed sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his extraordinary talent.

Fiorini Fake Daguerreotype of Violinist Niccolò Paganini

Born in 1782, Niccolo Paganini was an expert Italian violinist, guitarist, and composer. The most celebrated virtuoso violinist of his time, his technique and abilities were thought to be “beyond a human’s capabilities”. His concerts left attendees entranced and wondering, “Did Paganini make a deal with the devil, or had Satan taken a human form?”

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