Yolande Bonhomme (c. 1490–1557)

Yolande Bonhomme was born into a family of Parisian printers and probably learned aspects of the trade in her father’s shop. After her printer husband died, she took over the business, and built a highly successful career specialising in Books of Hours (private prayer books). She printed under both her husband’s and her own name, and became in 1526 the first woman to print an edition of the bible.