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date: 22 November 2019

Bogard, Jeanlocked

  • Susan Bain

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(b Leuven, c1531; d Leuven, Feb 17, 1616). Flemish bookseller and printer. He worked initially at Leuven (1562–72) but by 1574 was settled in Douai, where he had moved to avoid political turmoil; in both towns his sign was the Bible d’Or. At Leuven he printed ‘with the authority of the University’ and at Douai he became University Printer, receiving in 1590 the freehold of his premises. Bogard returned to Leuven in 1586 to re-open the office there, leaving his son Jean (b Leuven, 29 March 1561; d Douai, ?July 1627) to manage the Douai office in his absence. Publication continued at Leuven until 1598; thereafter the firm operated only at Douai. In 1607 Bogard’s wife died, and shortly afterwards he retired to Leuven, marrying again in 1610 and spending his final years there. His son Jean succeeded him as head of the firm in ...

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