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.
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.
"Der Moderne Buchdruck" (Modern Book Printing) Sculpture in Berlin, Germany. Designed by Scholz & Friends in tribute to Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press. Book Authors: Günter Grass, Hannah Arendt, Heinrich Heine, Martin Luther, Immanuel Kant, Anna Seghers, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Brothers Grimm, Karl Marx, Heinrich Böll, Friedrich Schiller, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Hermann Hesse, Theodor Fontane, Thomas & Heinrich Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.