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A family of scholar-printers.

Robert Estienne (1503–59), Printer to Francis I, King of France, is famous for his Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (1532) and for his editions of the Bible, including the OT in Hebrew and the NT in Greek. His annotations to his Bibles provoked attacks by the Sorbonne, and in 1551 he moved to Geneva. The verse divisions which he introduced in his 1551 NT are still in use.

Henri Estienne (1528–98), Robert's eldest son, published editions of the Fathers. His Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (1572) was indispensable to generations of Greek scholars.

Subjects: Christianity.

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