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Pierre Simon Fournier (abt. 1712 - abt. 1768)

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Pierre Simon "Fournier le Jeune" Fournier
Born about in Francemap [uncertain]
Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about in Francemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Feb 2016
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Categories: Punch Cutters | Type Founders | Typographers.



Pierre was born in 1712. Pierre Fournier ... He passed away in 1768. Pierre made significant contributions to mid-18th century typography including the 1737 creation of the point standardized measuring system for type that revolutionized the typography industry. [1]


1712 - [2], [1]
Father: Jean Claude Fournier. [3]
Brother: Jean Pierre Fournier (Fournier l’aine). [3]


Spouse: .


1768 - [5], [1]


WK01 Wikipedia. Retrieved 01 February 2016.
EB01 Fournier le Jeune Emily Byrd; Meggs, P. B., & Purvis, A. W. (2012). Meggs history of graphic design. Hoboken: J. Wiley & Sons. p. 124. [1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source: #WK01 Wikipedia.
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  3. 3.0 3.1 Source: #EB01 Academia.
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