Christophe Plantin

1520 - 1589

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Christophe Plantin (Dutch: Christoffel Plantijn; c. 1520 – 1 July 1589) was an influential French Renaissance humanist and book printer and publisher living and working in Antwerp. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christophe Plantin has received more than 53,907 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Christophe Plantin is the 84th most popular businessperson (down from 83rd in 2019), the 956th most popular biography from France (up from 991st in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Christophe Plantin ranks 84 out of 604. Before him are Helena Rubinstein, Jack Ma, Akio Morita, Robert Guérin, Liliane Bettencourt, and Lorenzo Sanz. After him are Nathan Mayer Rothschild, William Randolph Hearst, Adnan Khashoggi, Dietmar Hopp, Boris Berezovsky, and Flavio Briatore.

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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 Matthias Flacius, Madeleine of Valois, Alessandro Farnese, Thoinot Arbeau, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, and Diego de Almagro II. Among people deceased in 1589, Christophe Plantin ranks 3Before him are Catherine de' Medici and Henry III of France. After him are Jacques Clément, Alessandro Farnese, Benedict the Moor, Johannes Sturm, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Bernard Palissy, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Michael Baius, and Heo Nanseolheon.

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Among people born in France, Christophe Plantin ranks 956 out of 5,234. Before him are Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), René Cassin (1887), Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Barcelona (1114), Claude Perrault (1613), and Joseph Pitton de Tournefort (1656). After him are Francis Phoebus of Navarre (1467), François l'Olonnais (1635), Louis Jacques Thénard (1777), Wilfred the Hairy (840), Theodore Beza (1519), and Claude Nicolas Ledoux (1736).


Among businesspeople born in France, Christophe Plantin ranks 6Before him are Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Jules Rimet (1873), Bernard Arnault (1949), Robert Guérin (1876), and Liliane Bettencourt (1922). After him are Pierre Bergé (1930), Louis Vuitton (1821), Yves Rocher (1930), Armand Peugeot (1849), Albert Kahn (1860), and Charles Pathé (1863).