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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 799 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ESTIENNE (or ETIENNE; the French form of the name; anglicized to Stephens, and latinized to Stephanus), a French family of scholars and printers. The founder of the race was HENRI ESTIENNE (d. 1520), the scion of a noble family of Provence, who came to Paris in 1502, and soon afterwards set up a printing establishment at the top of the rue Saint-Jean de Beauvais, on the hill of Saint-Genevieve opposite the law school. He died in 1520, and, his three sons being minors, the business was carried on by his foreman Simon de Colines, who in 1521 married his widow.
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