Aldus Manutius the Younger

Aldus Manutius, the Younger (Italian: Aldo Manuzio il Giovane) (13 February 1547 — 28 October 1597) was the grandson of Aldus Manutius and son of Paulus Manutius. He was the last member of the Manuzio family to be active in the Aldine Press that his grandfather founded.[1][2]

Aldus Manutius the Younger
(Italian: Aldo Manuzio il Giovane)

(1547-02-13)13 February 1547
Died28 October 1597(1597-10-28) (aged 50)
Occupation(s)Printer and humanist
SpouseFrancesca Lucrezin
ParentPaulus Manutius

Life edit

Aldo Manuzio, Eleganze della lingua Latina e toscana, Venezia, presso G.B. Bonfandino, 1588.

At the age of eleven, a work was published under his name, Eleganze della lingua Latina e toscana. Manutius the Younger was appointed to manage the Venice press while his father, Paulus Manutius, was away in Rome. In 1572 he married Francesca Lucrezin of the Giunti Family of Florence. After his father's death in 1574, Manutius became the head of the printing establishment. In 1585 he accepted the chair of Rhetoric at Bologna, travelling to Pisa in 1587 and on to Rome in 1588.

In 1590 Manutius managed the Vatican Press. Angelo Rocca, who established the Angelica Library, one of the oldest libraries, was associated with him.[3]

On 28 October 1597 he died in Rome at 50 years of age.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Goldsmid, Edmund (1887). Bibliotheca Curiosa: A Bibliographical Sketch of the Aldine Press at Venice. 3 Volumes. Edinburgh: Printed Privately.
  2. ^ Mosher, Fredric J. (1978). "The Fourth Catalogue of the Aldine Press". La Bibliofilía. 80 (3): 229–235. ISSN 0006-0941. JSTOR 26207081.
  3. ^ Marinelli, Anne V. (1955). "The State Public Libraries of Italy". The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy. 25 (2): 163–170. doi:10.1086/618170. ISSN 0024-2519. JSTOR 4304402. S2CID 148074856.

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