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date: 17 August 2019

Schönsperger, Johann, the elder locked

(b Augsburg, c. 1455; d Augsburg, Feb 25, 1521).
  • Gordon Campbell

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(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 (...

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