Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf

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Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf

Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf (Leipzig, 23 November 1719 – 28 January 1794, Leipzig) was a German music publisher and typographer.

Biography[edit]

Breitkopf was the son of the publisher Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, founder of the publishing house Breitkopf & Härtel. He was born in Leipzig and attended the University of Leipzig. His investigations in history and mathematics led him to a scientific study of printing, which resulted in a more artistic development of German text, and an improvement of musical notation (1754). He revolutionized the music score printing with movable types, and fonts designed as Breitkopf Fraktur.

References[edit]

An excerpt from Immanuel Kant's What is Enlightenment? as a sample of the font Breitkopf Fraktur
  • O. Hase (1876), "Breitkopf und Härtel", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 3, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 296–303
  • Wolfgang Schmieder (1955), "Breitkopf, Johann Gottlob", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 2, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 578–579
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Breitkopf, Johann Gottlob Immanuel" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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