The New International Encyclopædia/Tauchnitz, Karl Christoph Traugott

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TAUCHNITZ, Karl Christoph Traugott (1761-1834). A German publisher, born in Grosspardau. He began to print books in 1797 at Leipzig. He was the first to use stereotype plates (1816) in Germany. His stereotyped editions of the classics were once widely famed alike for their cheapness, their convenience, and their accuracy. He thus printed a Bible in Hebrew and the Koran in Arabic. By his will Leipzig received 4,500,000 marks for charitable ends. The business was continued by his son Karl Christian (1798-1884).