c.712 - c.645 BC
Terpander was a Greek poet and musician from the island of Lesbos who was famous as a singer.
He is said to have invented a seven-stringed instrument resembling a lyre, called 'kithara'.
Terpander won a prize for music with that
instrument at the 26th Olympiad held in Sparta, and he
established a school for musicians there. He is also created a
system of muscical notation.