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John Baskerville
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1706
Death: Jan. 8, 1775

Master Printer. He first made his fortune as a headstone engraver and a varnisher before moving into printing. He invented the 'baskerville' typeface and eventually became Printer to Cambridge University. Originally he was buried upright (due to his atheism) in a conical mausoleum in the grounds of the Mill in which he lived. The Mill was later destroyed by rioters and the land disturbed by canal cutting. In 1820 his body became the property of a peepshow, but he was afterward moved to the vault of a now-demolished chapel, and today his body lies in an unmarked grave in a Birmingham cemetery. 
Warstone Lane Cemetery
Tamworth Borough
Staffordshire, England
Plot: unmarked vault under site of demolished chapel
Created by: Mark McManus
Record added: Nov 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12496085
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