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List of famous printers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top printers in the world? This includes the most prominent printers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable printers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic printers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned printers.

Items include everything from Benjamin Franklin to Orville Wright.

From reputable, prominent, and well known printers to the lesser known printers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the printer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous printers ever?" and "What are the names of famous printers?" then you're in the right place. (86 items)
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Printers
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Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more

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Orville Wright is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Printers
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Age: Died at 77 (1871-1948)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Pilot trainer, Inventor, Printer, Aircraft designer

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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinvi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Printers
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Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville was a French printer and bookseller who lived in Paris. He invented the earliest known sound recording device, the phonautograph, which was patented in France on 25 March 1857. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1817-1879)

Birthplace: France

Profession: Librarian, Inventor, Printer

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Wilbur Wright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Printers
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Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912) was the older of the two Wright brothers (the other being Orville), two Americans credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December ...more

Age: Died at 45 (1867-1912)

Birthplace: Millville, Liberty Township, Indiana, United States of America

Profession: Publisher, Pilot trainer, Inventor, Printer, Aircraft designer

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