Baskerville, John

Born: Jan 28, 1706 AD
Died: 1775 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Painters

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.




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