Johann Froben, in Latin: Johannes Frobenius, (Hammelburg, Franconia, circa 1460 — Basel, 27 October 1527) was a famous printer and publisher in Basel. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Hammelburg is a town in the district of Bad Kissingen, in Lower Franconia, Bavaria, Germany. Franconia (Franken is a historic region of Germany comprising the northern parts of the modern state of Bavaria and the area to its immediate west "Basilia" redirects here For the Fly Genus, see Basilia (fly. Events 312 - Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross.
After completing his university career at Basel, where he made the acquaintance of the famous printer Johann Amerbach (circa 1440 — 1513), Froben established a printing house in that city about 1491, and this soon attained a European reputation for accuracy and taste. Johann Amerbach (b c 1440 in Amorbach, Germany; d 25 December 1513 in Basel, Switzerland) was a celebrated printer In 1500 he married the daughter of the bookseller Wolfgang Lachner, who entered into a partnership with him.
He was friends with Erasmus, who not only had his own works printed by him, but superintended Froben's editions of Jerome, Cyprian, Tertullian, Hilary of Poitiers and Ambrose. Jerome (c 347 – September 30, 420) ( Latin: Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus; Εὐσέβιος Σωφρόνιος Ἱερώνυμος This page is about Cyprian bishop of Carthage For other Cyprians see Cyprian (disambiguation. Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus, Anglicised as Tertullian, (ca Hilarius or Saint Hilary (ca 300 – 368 was Bishop of Poitiers ('Pictavium' and considered an eminent doctor of the Western Christian Saint Ambrose (c 338 &ndash 4 April 397) was a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the fourth century His printing of Erasmus' Novum Testamentum (1519) was used by Martin Luther for his translation. Martin Luther (November 10 1483 February 18 1546 was a German Monk, theologian, university professor Father of Protestantism, and church reformer
Froben employed Hans Holbein the Younger to illuminate his texts. It was part of his plan to print editions of the Greek Fathers. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία He did not, however, live to carry out this project, but it was very creditably executed by his son Hieronymus Froben and his son-in-law Nikolaus Episcopius. Hieronymus Froben (1501 - 1563 was a famous pioneering printer in Basel and the eldest son of Johann Froben. Froben died in October 1527.
Froben's work in Basel made that city in the 16th century the leading center of the German book trade. An extant letter of Erasmus, written in the year of Froben's death, gives an epitome of his life and an estimate of his character; and in it Erasmus mentions that his grief for the death of his friend was far more poignant than that which he had felt for the loss of his own brother, adding that all the apostles of science ought to wear mourning. The epistle concludes with an epitaph in Greek and Latin. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly