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us: Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1422~
    • Death Date

        (edtf) [1491,1492]
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Weald of Kent (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Westminster (London, England)
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        (lcsh) Printers
          (lcsh) Authors
            (lcsh) Translators
              (lcsh) Diplomats
                (lcsh) Merchants
            • Earlier Established Forms

                Caxton, William, ca. 1422-1491 or 2
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              • found: Wikipedia, May 5, 2008 (William Caxton (c. 1415~1422-c. Mar. 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He was the first English person to work as a printer and the first person to introduce a printing press into England. Caxton's date of birth is unknown, but records place it in the range 1415 to 1424. He was born in Kent )
              • found: The Catholic encyc., via WWW, May 5, 2008 (William Caxton; b. in the Weald of Kent, c. 1422; d. at Westminster, 1491; the first English printer and the introducer of the art of printing into England)
              • found: BBC history Web site, May 5, 2008: historic figures (William Caxton (c.1422-1492); first English printer and a translator and importer of books into England; b. around 1422 in Kent; d. 1492)
              • found: Encyc. Britannica online, May 5, 2008 (William Caxton; b. c. 1422, Kent, England; d. 1491, London)
              • found: MSN Encarta, via WWW, May 5, 2008 (William Caxton (1422?-1491), first English printer, born probably in Tenterden, Kent)
              • found:, May 5, 2008: dictionary (Caxton: 1. William, 1422?-91, English printer, translator, and author: est. first printing press in England 1476) encyclopedia (Caxton, William, c.1421-91, English printer, the first to print books in English)
              • found: Oxford dict. of national biography, via WWW, May 23, 2008 (Caxton, William (1415x24-1492), printer, merchant, and diplomat, was the first Englishman to print books, bringing the printing press to England in 1475 or 1476; date of birth was between 1415 and 1424, possibly in the latter half of that period; "It is the churchwardens' accounts from St Margaret's which record his death, at Westminster Abbey. His burial is listed in the accounts for May 1491 to June 1492. From the position of the entry it is calculated that he died about March 1492")
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