Schönsperger, Johann, the elder
- Gordon Campbell
(b Augsburg, c. 1455; d Augsburg, Feb 25, 1521).
German printer. Schönsperger was appointed imperial court printer to Habsburg, House of family §I, (3) , for whom he published a magnificent prayer book (1513) set in a specially-designed Gothic type and printed in ten copies on vellum. He also published the Emperor’s Theuerdank (1517). His son, Johann Schönsperger the younger (...