Jean Brito

Jean Brito or Jan Brulelou (active 1455–1483) was a Breton printer in the Burgundian Netherlands. He was born in Pipriac, a village approximately halfway between Rennes and Nantes. He moved to Tournai where he worked as a calligrapher. Then he moved to Bruges, where he became a printer in the course of the 1470s.[1] In a short verse he refers to himself as a citizen of Bruges.[2]

Jean Brito
The statue of Jean Brito at Pipriac
The statue of Jean Brito at Pipriac
Native name
Jan Brulelou
Occupationcalligrapher, printer
Years active1455–1483


  1. ^ Walsby, Malcolm (9 June 2011). The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600. ISBN 978-9004204515.
  2. ^ F. Van de Putte, "Briton (Jean)", Biographie Nationale de Belgique, vol. 3 (Brussels, 1872), 71–72.