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Bodoni, Giambattista

Born: 1740 AD
Died: 1813 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Publishers

Italian printer and typographer

 

1740 – Giambattista Bodoni was born on the 16th of February in Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy.

 

Went to Rome, and became a compositor for the press of the Propaganda.

 

1768 – Bodoni was appointed printer to the court of Parma.

 

1813 – He died on 29th of November in Padua, Italy.

 

1818 – Appeared a two volumes quarto, entitled Manuale Tipografico, containing specimens of the vast collection of types, which had belonged to him.