Henry Stephens

. Robert’s eldest son; he was born at Paris in 1528. At twenty he published notes on Horace. In 1557 he printed at Paris several works, the expense of which was borne by Ulric Fugger; and Henry, out of gratitude, subscribed himself his printer. He now began the “Greek Thesaurus,” which great work was completed by him in twelve years, but proved his ruin, and after leading a wandering life, he died in a hospital at Lyons in 1598.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 23.

Charles Stephens


Robert Stephens

John Gutenberg


The first work printed in Germany in the Roman characters

John Fust, or Faust

The first work in the English language

The Length of Literary Copyright

The letters in the alphabets of the different nations

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne

Robert Stephens

Charles Stephens

Henry Stephens

Robert Stephens

Francis Stephens


The Stationers’ Company

Benjamin Franklin

The paper duty

The first book printed in Europe

The Stanhope Press

Laurence Coster or Laurent Janszoon Koster

John Baskerille