Aldus Manutius

[Aldus Manutius] Scholar and printer, born Bassiano, near Velletri, Italy, 1450; died Venice, Italy, 1515. He established the celebrated Aldine printing press at Venice, which issued during his lifetime thirty-three first editions of the Greek classics, most of them printed in the Aldine italics adapted from Petrarch's handwriting. He also established the New or Aldine Academy of Hellenists, 1500, which compiled the first Latin and Greek lexicon.

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