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Baskerville, John

Born: 1706 AD
Died: 1775 AD

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.