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The New International Encyclopædia/Badius, Jodocus

BADIUS, bä′dē̇-ụs, Jodocus, or Josse (1462-1535). An eminent French printer and author. He was born at Asche, near Brussels, and for this reason is sometimes called Ascensianus. He studied at Brussels and Ferrara, and for several years taught Greek at Lyons. About 1500 he settled in Paris, where he founded a printing establishment, and published, with his own notes, a large collection of the classics; also produced a Life of Thomas à Kempis, and a satire on the follies of women, called Navicula Stultarum Mulierum. His printer's stamp is the oldest known reproduction of a printing-press.