Laurens Janszoon Coster


Died aged c. 70

Laurens Janszoon Coster (c. 1370, Haarlem – c. 1440), or Laurens Jansz Koster, is the purported inventor of a printing press from Haarlem. He allegedly invented printing simultaneously with Johannes Gutenberg and was regarded by some in the Netherlands well into the 20th century as having invented printing first.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Costeri aedes typographia natales. De kamer de wijngaardranken 1851

English translation: Costeri aedes typographia natales. The room, the vineyard drinks, 1851 [AWS Translate]

Grote Markt 25, Haarlem, Netherlands where they was