image of page from the Gutenberg Bible. The Gutenberg Bible was the first major work printed using moveable type.

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Johannes Gutenberg né vers 1400 à Mayence dans le Saint-Empire romain germanique et mort le 3 février 1468 dans sa ville natale. Il était un imprimeur allemand dont l'invention des caractères métalliques mobiles a été déterminante dans la diffusion des textes et du savoir.

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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.

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Johann Gutenberg (1398-1468): scam artist, grifter, forger, debtor, tinkerer, inventor of the printing press.

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Johannes Gutenberg - orn c. 1398 Mainz, Electorate of Mainz Died February 3, 1468 (aged 70) Mainz, Electorate of Mainz Cause of death Natural Causes Nationality German Occupation Engraver, Inventor, and Printer Religion Catholic Spouse Else Wirick zum Gutenburg

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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…

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