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.