Christophe Plantin

1520 - 1589

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

country of citizenship:  Southern NetherlandsFranceSpanish Netherlands
languages spoken, written or signed:  French

Christophe Plantin (Dutch: Christoffel Plantijn; c. 1520 – 1 July 1589) was a French Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher who resided and worked in Antwerp. He established in Antwerp one of the most prominent publishing houses of his time, the Plantin Press. It played a significant role in making Antwerp a leading centre of book publishing in Europe. The publishing house was continued by his successors until 1867. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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