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date: 16 October 2019

Gutenberg, Johann (c. 1396–1468), inventor of printing. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Born at Mainz, c.1430 Gutenberg left for Strasbourg where he engaged in several technical projects. By 1448 he had returned to Mainz at which date he borrowed the sum of 150 Rhenish guilder, probably for developing his invention of printing. He relied on further financial support from Johann Fust for the production of the 42-line (... ...

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