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date: 22 October 2019

Caxton, Williamlocked

(1415x24–1492)
  • N. F. Blake

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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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