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Baskerville, John

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Born: 1706 AD
Died: 1775 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Painters

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1706 - John Baskerville is a English printer and typographer was born on the 28th of January.

 

1723 - He become a skilled engraver of tombstones and was teaching writing.

 

1726 - He moved to Birmingham and set up a school in the Bull Ring.

 

1738 - Set up a japanning business in Moor Street (japanning was an early form of enamelling), in which he

first showed his mettle as an innovator.

 

1758 - Baskerville printed works for Cambridge University.

 

1763 - Although an atheist, printed a splendid folio Bible.

 

He is best remembered as a printer and typographer.

 

1775 - John Baskerville died on the 8th of January.

 

 

 


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