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 Johann Gutenberg

Johann Gutenberg

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
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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.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 16 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8145
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johann Gutenberg (c.1398–3 Feb 1468), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8145, citing Franciscan Church (no longer in existence), Mainz, Stadtkreis Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .