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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.

Nothing is known of Caxton's family or his place of birth. He was born in the weald of Kent...

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Crosby, Sir John (d. 1476), merchant and diplomat, inherited from his father the manor of Hanworth, which had also been held by his grandfather. He was apprenticed to the prominent London grocer John Young, and became a freeman in 1454. By that date ...

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Guidotti, Sir Antonio (1492–1555), merchant and diplomat, was born on 27 May 1492 in Florence, the son of Andrea di Zanobi Guidotti (1457–1520) and Lucretia d'Antonio Gondi. The evidence suggests he received legal training in Italy before he arrived in Southampton in the 1510s to join his brother ...

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Palavicino, Sir Horatio (c. 1540–1600), merchant and diplomat, was born in Genoa, Italy, the second son of Tobias Palavicino (d. c.1580), a well-connected merchant aristocrat, and his wife, Battina (1522–1607), the daughter of Andrea Spinola. The family firm handled the papal monopoly of alum, an essential ingredient in the dyeing process, from the mines at ...

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