Jean Brito

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Jean Brito
Native name Jan Brulelou
Born Pipriac
Occupation calligrapher, printer
Citizenship Bruges
Period 15th-century
Years active 1455–1483

Jean Brito or Jan Brulelou (active 1455–1483) was a Breton printer in the Burgundian Netherlands. He was born in Pipriac, a village approximately halfway between Rennes and Nantes. He moved to Tournai where he worked as a calligrapher. Then he moved to Bruges, where he became a printer in the course of the 1470s.[1] In a short verse he refers to himself as a citizen of Bruges.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walsby, Malcolm. The Printed Book in Brittany, 1484-1600. 
  2. ^ F. Van de Putte, "Briton (Jean)", Biographie Nationale de Belgique, vol. 3 (Brussels, 1872), 71–72.