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Johannes Gensfleisch - called Gutenberg by Mind Map: Johannes Gensfleisch -  called Gutenberg
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Johannes Gensfleisch - called Gutenberg

Introduced printing to Europe

Mechanical movable type printing

Most important event of the modern period

Gutenberg´s Press

Developed from the technology of the screw-type wine presses

A demonstration of the Press

Wooden and later metal

Brought down the price of printed materials

His work on the printing press began in approximately 1436

He introduced an oil-based ink, which was more durable

His life

Born in Germany-Mainz around 1398

His early life is a mystery

He migrated for political reasons to Strassburg

He is assumed to have studied in the University of Erfurt

He printed a number of poems, calendars etc.

He died in 1468 in poverty

Gutenberg´s bible

Between 1450-1455

Printing history

The earliest dated printed book known is the "Diamond Sutra",