Johannes Gutenberg

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Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden Gutenberg
BirthplaceMainz, Electorate of Mainz
Engraver, inventor, and printer
Known for The invention of the movable-type printing press

Gutenberg, Johannes

(1397–1468) German printer, supposedly the first European to print with movable type (c. 1436). [Ger. Hist.: NCE, 1166]
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