Johannes Gutenberg was the man who introduced "Printing" to Europe. He started the "Printing Movement" upon his introduction to movable type printing and is widely known to be the most important invention in the second millennium. His many inventions include the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type, the use of oil-based ink for printing books, adjustable molds, mechanical movable type, etc.
Johannes Gutenberg 1398 – 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His mechanical printing press and techniques revolutionized printing and made a large contribution to the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution.
Gutenberg invented the printing press with replaceable/moveable wooden or metal letters in 1436 (completed by 1440). This method of printing can be credited not only for a revolution in the production of books, but also for fostering rapid development in the sciences... more at http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Gutenberg.htm
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution ...& knowledge & learning to the masses..
The printing press is one of the greatest inventions of all time & J. Gutenburg the most important man of the past 1000 years and possibly the 3rd most important man in history. This is a repro of his press w/ movable type. It was a modified agricultural press. The 1st thing ever printed was a German poem in 1438. He made the Gutenburg Bible, only 15 still exist. He could make about 300 bibles a month. Previously it took a year to make just 1. By 1800 a billion books had been printed in…