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Plantin, Christopher (1514-89), eminent Belgian printer, born, at Mont Louis, of French parentage. He started business as a printer at Antwerp, and also established branches at Leyden and Paris, and produced some fine specimens of typography. His greatest production, known as The Antwerp Polyglot, appeared in the city after which it is named. There is a monument to his memory in the church of Notre Dame, Antwerp.