Wynkyn De Worde
Person Male Died 1535
Printing pioneer. Born in Woerth, Alsace, and his modern name is a corruption of Wynkyn de Woerth so, disappointingly, his is not an example of nominative determinism, unlike Isambard Brunel. Brought to London by and a pupil of William Caxton whose printing press he inherited. He moved to the Fleet Street/Shoe Lane area in 1500, thus initiating the association of Fleet Street with printing.