John Baskerville 1706 - 1775
- English; British
- born in:
- Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
1726 - moved to Birmingham, where he became a writing-master. 1742 - submitted a petition for a patent for ‘Machinery for Rolling and Grinding Metal Plates or Veneers'. 1750 - began his career as a printer and typefounder.