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Bembo1

/Italian ˈbɛmbo/
noun
1.
Pietro (ˈpjɛːtro). 1470–1547, Italian scholar, poet, and cardinal (1539). His treatise Prose della volgar lingua (1525) helped to establish a standard form of literary Italian

Bembo2

/ˈbɛmbəʊ/
noun
1.
a style of type
Word Origin
C20: named after Pietro Bembo (1470–1547), Italian scholar, poet, and cardinal, because the design of the typeface was based on one used for an edition of his tract De ætna by the printer Aldus Manutius
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Bembo

n.

type face, 1930; the type was cut in 1929 based on one used in 15c. by Aldus Manutius in an edition of a work by Pietro Bembo.

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