Death of Johannes Gutenberg, Creator of Movable-Type Printing Press Hot

Death of Johannes Gutenberg, Creator of Movable-Type Printing Press

Johannes Gutenberg
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Johannes Gutenberg dies in Mainz. Gutenberg's creation of movable-type printing presses made the creation of Bibles cheaper and, eventually, helped to increase the availability of Bibles to both the clergy and the laity - a key factor in the Protestant Reformation, not to mention the Italian Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment, and the development of modern science.

Little is known about how exactly he developed the first movable type printing press, but his technology spread quickly across Europe and replaced most manual copying in a short period of time.

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