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date: 09 April 2020

Rungelocked

  • Theodor Wohnhaas

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German family of printers. From 1611 Georg Runge managed the press belonging to his father Christoph Runge the elder in the Berlin Minorite monastery. After Georg’s death (1639) his widow and heirs carried on the business until 1644, when Georg’s son Christoph Runge the younger was able to take it over. Half of the 128 musical works from Berlin (listed by Lenz) were printed on the Runge press, which was particularly active in disseminating the works of Zangius, Johannes Crüger, Hentzschel and others....

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