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date: 15 September 2019

Sensenschmidt, Johannlocked

  • M.K. Duggan


(b Eger; d Bamberg, before June 13, 1491). German printer. In 1469 he was in Nuremberg, working partly with Knefl and Andreas Frisner. In 1480 he moved to Bamberg at the request of Abbot Ulrich III of Michaelsberg Abbey and set up a printing press there to print the Missale benedictinum (1481). As an itinerant printer (the first of Freising, Regensburg and Dillingen), he accepted commissions to print the liturgical books of various south German dioceses and monasteries. In 1487 he began to use a strong, well-cut gothic chant type to print at least eight missals with music. After his death, his son Lorenz inherited the press and, with the music printer Johann Pfeyl, issued three more liturgical books with music in 1491 and 1492. Pfeyl took over the press in 1495 and continued printing music with his own types.

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