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Christophe Plantin

1520 - 1589

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Christophe Plantin (Dutch: Christoffel Plantijn; c. 1520 – 1 July 1589) was a French Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher who resided and worked in Antwerp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christophe Plantin has received more than 81,949 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Christophe Plantin is the 102nd most popular businessperson (down from 84th in 2019), the 1,180th most popular biography from France (down from 953rd in 2019) and the 7th most popular French Businessperson.

Christophe Plantin is most famous for being the founder of the Plantin-Moretus publishing house in Antwerp, which published the first Bible in 1572.

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Among businesspeople, Christophe Plantin ranks 102 out of 601Before him are Sam Walton, Louis Chevrolet, Eusebi Güell, Gianni Infantino, William Boeing, and Lee Iacocca. After him are Fred Trump, Mike Markkula, Elizabeth Arden, Brian Epstein, Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden, and Chung Ju-yung.

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Among people born in 1520, Christophe Plantin ranks 7Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Pope Sixtus V, Sigismund II Augustus, Vincenzo Galilei, Barbara Radziwiłł, and Koca Sinan Pasha. After him are Alessandro Farnese, Madeleine of Valois, Matthias Flacius, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Thoinot Arbeau, and Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine. Among people deceased in 1589, Christophe Plantin ranks 4Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry III of France, and Jacques Clément. After him are Alessandro Farnese, Benedict the Moor, Johannes Sturm, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Bernard Palissy, Michael Baius, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, and Heo Nanseolheon.

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Among people born in France, Christophe Plantin ranks 1,180 out of 6,011Before him are James II of Majorca (1243), Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais (1782), Antipope Gregory VIII (1100), Desireless (1952), Étienne-Louis Boullée (1728), and Nicolas Chamfort (1741). After him are Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse (1678), Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401), Johannes Tauler (1300), Comtessa de Dia (1175), Charibert II (618), and Jean-Marie Leclair (1697).


Among businesspeople born in France, Christophe Plantin ranks 7Before him are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Bernard Arnault (1949), Jules Rimet (1873), Liliane Bettencourt (1922), Louis Vuitton (1821), and Robert Guérin (1876). After him are Pierre Bergé (1930), François Pinault (1936), Armand Peugeot (1849), Yves Rocher (1930), Charles Pathé (1863), and Françoise Bettencourt Meyers (1953).