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date: 22 November 2019


  • Theodor Wohnhaas


German family of printers and publishers. Wolfgang Endter the elder (1593–1659) began his career as a journeyman printer in Altdorf and Herborn before training as a bookseller in the shop of his father, Georg Endter the elder (1562–1630), in Nuremberg. He owed his leading position among German book printers and publishers during the Thirty Years War to his editions of the Bible and Protestant devotional works, whereas his brother Georg Endter the younger (1585–1629) and his descendants specialized in the printing and distribution of Catholic devotional literature. On being ennobled by Emperor Ferdinand III in 1651 Wolfgang the elder retired from his business in favour of his sons Wolfgang Endter the younger (1622–55) and Johann Andreas Endter (1625–70). After the death of Wolfgang the younger Johann Andreas continued to manage the firm on behalf of his brother’s heirs; after his death the heirs separated. Wolfgang Moritz Endter (...

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Neue deutsche Biographie (Berlin, 1953-)