Gutenberg, Johannes

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

1398 – 1468

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) (English: yoh-hahnuhs goot-n-burg) was a German goldsmith, printer and publisher who introduced modern book printing. His invention of mechanical movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period.[1] It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.[2]

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