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Caxton, William

Record IDcni00036072
Biographical Data1422 - 1491
Place of BirthKent
Last Edit2021-05-07

General Note

Printer in Bruges (1473?-1476) and then in Westminster (1476-1491)
His Westminster printing material and premises passed to his former assistant Wynkyn de Worde (1492)
Caxton was also an author and translator of material for his press
Übers. und Verleger; The Cronicles of England (usque ad coronationem Eduardi IV regis); Englischer Pionier des Buchdrucks

More Information

Further Biographical Data1422-1491. abw. Geburtsj. 1420
Dates of Activity14..-1492
ActivityMercer and printer in Bruges
Printer and bookseller in Bruges and Westminster
Personen zu Buchwissenschaft, Buchhandel (2.2p) (sswd)
Buchdrucker (gnd)
Verleger (gnd)
Übersetzer (gnd)
Geographic NoteGroßbritannien
GB (iso3166)
Sign, Mark, Device etc.Mark of William Caxton, with his initials. Passed to Wynkyn de Worde in 1491. – Printer's Device [McKerrow Device No. 1] Image; Image; Description
Online RessourceMcKerrow
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Online RessourceWatermarks in Incunabula printed in the Low Countries
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Place of Activity

Place of BirthKent
Place of ActivityBruges (1473 - 1476)
Westminster (1476 - 1491)

Related Entries

See alsoCaxton, William
Personal name record


HeadingCaxton, William
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; Watermarks in the Low Countries
Variant NameCaxton, Guillaume
W. C.
William, Caxton
Caxton, Wilh.
Caxtone, William


Found inMcKerrow. — STC. — WILC. — LMA,II,1596/97. — M. — M. — Rep.Font. III,210. — LMA,II,1596/97. — Rep.Font. III,210


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Wikidata description set
Koninklijke Bibliotheek
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