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Caxton, William

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Born: 1422? AD
Died: 1491 AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Printer

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1422 - Born somewhere in the Weald of Kent, perhaps at Tenterden. The first English printer.

1463 - He was acting governor of the company of Merchant Adventurers in the Low Countries.

1474 - His second book, The Game and Playe of Chesse, from the Liber de ludo scacchorum of Jacobus de Cessolis through the French of Jehan de Vignay, was finished.

1476 - Caxton had established himself in the almonry at Westminster at the sign of the Red Pale.

1491 - Died in London, England.

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