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Portrait of Johannes Gutenberg / A. Thévet / Engraving, 1548
Gutenberg, Johannes,
c.1397 – 1468,
German inventor of mechanical movable type printing.


Engraving, 1584, by André Thévet
From: Les vrais...
Johannes Gutenberg (1400 - 1468)

Johannes Gutenberg (born Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg) c.1400 – 3rd February 1468, German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher.

His introduction of mechanical movable type printing to Europe, played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the scientific revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.

February 2025: 625 years since the birth of Johannes Gutenberg.
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