- Jaak Liivoja-Lorius
(b Nürnberg, Germany, Jan 9, 1685; d Nürnberg, Germany, June 5, 1760). German violin maker. His antecedents as a violin maker are unknown, and he possibly apprenticed in the Tyrol or Italy. Certainly, his best instruments step beyond the usual confines of the German school. His earliest surviving instrument is a ...