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Aldus Manutius

Aldus Pius Manutius also known as Aldo Manuzio (Italian: Aldo Pio Manuzio; ca. 1452February 6, 1515) was a Venetian humanist, scholar, and educator, who became a printer and publisher when he helped found the Aldine Press in Venice, 1495.

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Tribute to Printer Aldus Manutius

Manutius has been credited with the development of the paperback book format and italic font. This article gives some more detail about his life and some fun facts about him! The source below has the link to the real article because I wasn't able to post the direct link. Enjoy!

Contributed by Rachel Peterson

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