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Aldus Manutius

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Aldus Manutius (Teobaldo Mannucci or Manuzio; 1450–1515), Venetian founder of the Aldine Press, whose scrupulous editions of Greek and Roman classics (including the works of Aristotle) advanced Renaissance scholarship. He was the first to use italic type (1501) to produce cheap, pocket-sized editions of the Latin classics.

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