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 Johann Gutenberg

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Johann Gutenberg Famous memorial

Birth
Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death
3 Feb 1468 (aged 69–70)
Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Burial
Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Memorial ID
8145 View Source

Gutenberg's brilliant inventions were the removable metal letters and the printing press (presumably based on a winepress). He improved the logistics of book printing. Books became less expensive and thus a mass medium.

The Gutenberg Bible is a 1,200-page book that became the first work of movable type ever seen in Europe. With his printing press and his high-quality Bible, inventor Johannes Gutenberg changed the way the Western world communicated. Historians estimate that Gutenberg produced around 180 copies of his Bible during the early 1450s, only 49 of which survive to this day. A complete copy would be worth more than $30 million at auction.

Gutenberg's brilliant inventions were the removable metal letters and the printing press (presumably based on a winepress). He improved the logistics of book printing. Books became less expensive and thus a mass medium.

The Gutenberg Bible is a 1,200-page book that became the first work of movable type ever seen in Europe. With his printing press and his high-quality Bible, inventor Johannes Gutenberg changed the way the Western world communicated. Historians estimate that Gutenberg produced around 180 copies of his Bible during the early 1450s, only 49 of which survive to this day. A complete copy would be worth more than $30 million at auction.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 15 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8145
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8145/johann-gutenberg: accessed ), memorial page for Johann Gutenberg (c.1398–3 Feb 1468), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8145, citing Franciscan Church (Defunct), Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany; Maintained by Find a Grave .