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Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer and publisher

Johannes Gensfleisch

( 3 February 1468) was a German inventor, printer, publisher, and goldsmith who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press. His work started the Printing Revolution in Europe and is regarded as a milestone of the second millennium, ushering in the modern period of human history. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution, as well as laying the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses

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January 1, 1400
Johannes Gutenberg was born in Kreisfreie Stadt Mainz.

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Gutenberg 2000

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How The Printing Press Revolutionized The World | The Machine That Made Us | Timeline

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August 25, 2018

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Steven Musil
April 13, 2021
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German inventor's moveable type printing press revolutionized the publishing industry more than 500 years ago.
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