Christoffel Plantijn

bookbinder, book printer, publisher
trained as a bookbinder
South Netherlandish
Saint-Avertin 1519/1521
Saint-Avertin near Tours, ca. 1520
Antwerp 1589-07-01
his death duties of fl. 6,-.- were met on July 5, 1589 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
Family relationships
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married in Caen c. 1545 to Joanna Riviere; their oldest daughter Margarita married to Francoys Ravelyn on 23 June 1565 in Antwerp Cathedral (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961, vol. 1, p. 258, note 4)
See also
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  • Caen 1545
    c. 1545; he married his wife here
  • Parijs 1549
    till 1549
  • Antwerpen 1549 - 1562
    master in the Guild of St. Luke, Antwerp in 1550 (Rombouts/Van Lerius 1872/1961)
  • Parijs 1562 - 1563
  • Antwerpen 1563 - 1583
  • Leiden 1583 - 1585
    printer for the university
  • Antwerpen 1585 - 1589
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Creation date: 1995-01-12; Last modified date: 2020-06-12


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