Robert Stephens

. The second son of Henry; he was born at Paris in 1503. After his father’s death he carried on the business with De Colines, who married his mother. During that connection, Robert published, in 1522, an edition of the Greek Testament, which drew upon him the enmity of the doctors of the Sorbonne. He married the daughter of Badius, the printer. In 1526 Stephens dissolved partnership with De Colines, and set up a printing-offie of his own. In 1539 he was appointed king’s printer of Latin and Hebrew; but on the death of his royal protector Robert removed to Geneva, where he died in 1559.

Taken from Gesta Typographica by Chas. Jacobi, 1897, page 22.

Henry Stephens, Stephanus, or Étienne


Charles Stephens

Richard Pynson

Some Numerals

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