Johannes Gutenberg(redirected from Gutenberg, Johannes)
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|Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden Gutenberg|
|Birthplace||Mainz, Electorate of Mainz|
Engraver, inventor, and printer
|Known for||The invention of the movable-type printing press|
(1397–1468) German printer, supposedly the first European to print with movable type (c. 1436). [Ger. Hist.: NCE, 1166]
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