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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


François Chéreau (Biographical details)

François Chéreau (publisher/printer; printmaker; French; Male; 1680 - 1729)

Also known as

Chéreau, François; Chéreau l'aîné


(1712-13) rue du Foin, paroisse Saint Séverin (1718) rue Saint Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or


Engraver, b. Blois, worked Paris. Pupil of Drevet with high reoputation as an engraver. Increasingly worked as a publisher; took over part of the fonds of Girard Audran after the death of his widow in 1718. On François's premature death the business was continued by his widow and by his son, François II.