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Giambastista Bodoni was born in 1740 he was the son of a Printer, in his boyhood he left home and went to apprentice for the Propagation of The Missionary Arm of the Catholic Church. Later in life he would manage for The Press of the Duke of Pharma for the Royal press. Historians believe Giambattista Bodoni created Bondoni circa 1790. The typeface appeared in books such as Manuale Tipografico 1788 (Iventory of Types 1788).
His work became widely recognized by 1790 during this time he also received his own press and more liberties from the Duke and liberties to create focus on original work. High profile books that he worked on would include Horace of Virgil 1791and 1793 and The Illiad in 1808.Before his death he was recognized by the Pope for his work and given a pension by Napolean Bonaparte.

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