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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZN_X6gPjEc&feature=related

Wooden and later metal

Brought down the price of printed materials

He made them available to the masses

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

Year of birth not precisely known

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMbvT3rwI3M

Gutenberg´s bible

Between 1450-1455

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZN_X6gPjEc&feature=related

42-line, the number of lines per page, over 1280 pages

Biblia Pauperum

An edition of about 200 copies

Printing history

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

printed in China in 868 century