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Bodoni, Giambattista (also Giovanni Battista Bodoni)

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Born: 1740 AD
Died: 1813 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Publishers

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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.

 

 

 


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