French type designer and publisher / c. 1499-1561 / lived in Paris his entire life / 1510 apprenticeship with the punch-cutter, bookseller, and printer Antoine Augereau / 1525-31 development of the Antiqua typeface / 1539 began his own type-foundry by royal decree / 1540 creation of Antiqua and Italics, which remained the leading typefaces in Europe for around 250 years / 1543 granted title of Royal Type Founder after his development of the Greek typeface Grecs du Roi for King Francis I / likely supporter of the Reformation since his testament mentioned neither saints nor the Virgin Mary, which was unusual for the time / 20th-century Garamond font named for him; many inspired by his work over the centuries