Person    | Male  Died 1535

Wynkyn De Worde

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.

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Wynkyn De Worde

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Wynkyn de Worde

The sun-burst was part of de Worde's printer's device - printed at the front ...

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