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William Caxton

(c. 1422—1491) printer, merchant, and diplomat

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Caxton, William

Caxton, William (1420/24–1491/92)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
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(1420/24–1491/92), first English printer and publisher. ...

Many details about Caxton's life are either sketchy or unknown. From 1438

Caxton, William

Caxton, William (1415)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

(probably born between 1415 and 1424; d. 1492), ...

the first English printer and an important merchant and publisher

Caxton, William

Caxton, William (1422–91)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
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Encyclopedias
Length:
58 words

Following a period in Cologne (1470–72), where he learned printing, he set up his own press In 1476 ...

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