Aldus Manutius as one of the greatest Italian humanist

February 20th, 2015 is glad to inform that Italian Post issued a stamp commemorating Aldo Manuzio on the 500th anniversary of his death.

The issue depicts the portrait of this honorable person.

The issue was released and put into circulation on the 6th of February.

Aldus Pius ‒ sometimes called Aldus Manutius, the Elder to distinguish him from his grandson, Aldus Manutius, the Younger ‒ was an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldine Press at Venice.

His publishing legacy includes the distinctions of inventing italic type, establishing the modern use of the semicolon, developing the modern appearance of the comma, and introducing inexpensive books in small formats bound in vellum that were read much like modern paperbacks.

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