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Johannes Gutenberg


German blacksmith who invented the 1st printing press with moveable type, which started the Printing Trend from the 15th and 16th hundred years. His invention helped boost literacy in European countries and gave the center class a lift. He previously to keep his house in Mainz, Germany when an uprising against the rich occurred. His personal function was the Gutenberg Bible, that was acclaimed because of its visual and specialized quality. He was created to Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden and Else Wyrich. Because of Gutenberg’s improvements with printing, Martin Luther could spread his concepts on Christianity quicker.

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Full Name Johannes Gutenberg
Date Of Birth June 23, 1400
Died February 3, 1468, Mainz, Germany
Place Of Birth Mainz, Germany
Profession Inventor
Education University of Erfurt
Nationality German
Parents Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden, Else Wyrich
Star Sign Cancer

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1Devised a system of printing with movable metal-type, which replaced hand-copying as the principle method of book production. The Gutenberg Bible, produced between 1452 and 1456 was the first ever machine-printed book.
2Gutenberg was born between 1394 and 1404 in Hof Gutenberg, Mainz am Rhein, Germany. He invented print-technology and was the first and most popular inventor of the information-technology.



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