Jan Moretus

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Jan Moretus, portrait by Peter Paul Rubens
Bust of Jan Moretus

Jan Moretus, also John Moerentorf or 'Joannes Moretus', (2 May 1543 – 22 September 1610)[1] was a Flemish printer.

Moretus was born in Antwerp and married the second daughter of the publisher Christoffel Plantin in 1570. He had been working for Plantin since 1557 and, after Plantin's death, Jan Moretus would become the owner of the printing company.[2] His works and archives are held in the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp.


  1. ^ Dirk Imhof, Jan Moretus and the Continuation of the Plantin Press 2 vols (Leiden, 2014), vol. 1, p. xxxv
  2. ^ "Drafts of Letters Sent by Various Members of the Plantin-Moretus Family, 1597–1617". Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print Room. World Digital Library. Retrieved 25 December 2013.