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Johann Gutenberg

(c. 1400—1468) German printer

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Arnold Pannartz

Arnold Pannartz  

(fl.1463–77),German printers. They were apprenticed in Mainz, possibly in Gutenberg's workshop, and in 1463 moved to Italy, where they established the first printing press outside Germany in the ...
Berthold Ruppel

Berthold Ruppel  

(d. 1495),German printer. He was trained in Gutenberg's workshop in Mainz and in 1464 established the first printing workshop in Basel. One of his most popular publications was an edition of Gregory ...
Bible

Bible  

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The Christian scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments; the Jewish scriptures, consisting of the Torah or Law, the Prophets, and the Hagiographa or Writings.The Bible is traditionally ...
block book

block book  

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A fairly short-lived phenomenon, blockbooks were mainly produced in the Netherlands and Germany in the 1460s, some time after the invention of movable type, with which they attempted to compete. ...
book

book  

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A book is the emblem of St Anne, St Augustine, St Bernard, and other saints.Recorded from Old English (in form bōc, originally meaning also ‘a document or charter’), the word is of Germanic origin, ...
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broadside  

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A sheet of paper printed on one side only, forming one large page; a term generally used of ballads, etc., so printed.
Circulation of the Bible.

Circulation of the Bible.  

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By the end of 1992, translations of the entire Bible had been published in 329 languages, the New Testament in 770 additional languages, and individual books of the Bible in ...
Coster (Koster), Laurens Janszoon

Coster (Koster), Laurens Janszoon  

(legendary figure) Dutch printer supposed to have invented a printing technique in Haarlem in 1428, before Gutenberg. First mentioned by Hadrianus Junius in 1570, this remained a popular belief in ...
Coster, Laurens Janszoon

Coster, Laurens Janszoon  

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Legendary inventor of the art of printing at Haarlem in about 1440. The story goes that walking through the local wood, he cut some letters from the bark of a ...
Des Minnesangs Frühling

Des Minnesangs Frühling  

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A collection of Minnelieder up to and including those of Reinmar der Alte, but excluding those of Walther von der Vogelweide and later poets. There are some anonymous poems; the ...
Erhard Ratdolt

Erhard Ratdolt  

 (1447–c.1528) Printer in Venice and Augsburg.Ratdolt’s Venetian press (1476–86) developed numerous typographical innovations (Renaissance initials and borders, printing in multiple colours), and ...
Gutenberg, Johann

Gutenberg, Johann (1400–68)   Quick reference

World Encyclopedia

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credited with the invention of printing from movable metallic type. He experimented with printing in Mainz, Germany, in the 1430s.

Gutenberg, Johannes

Gutenberg, Johannes (c.1400–1468)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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(c.1400–1468)

Johannes Gensfleisch called Gutenberg was the first to respond, by dedicating his existence to working out

Gutenberg, Johannes

Gutenberg, Johannes (c.1398–1468)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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(Mainz, c.1398–1468, Mainz),

whose name derives, not from his father Friele Gensfleisch, but from his father's residence,

Gutenberg, Johannes Gensfleisch zum

Gutenberg, Johannes Gensfleisch zum (1396)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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(ca. 1396–ca. 1468). German printer and inventor of movable type.

Gutenberg was born in Mainz and trained as

Gutenberg, Johann

Gutenberg, Johann (c.1400–1468)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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From a patrician family in Mainz, Gutenberg possibly studied at the University of Erfurt. In the 1430s and 1440s,

Gutenberg, Johann

Gutenberg, Johann (1394)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(c.1394/9–1468),

Inventor of printing, born in Mainz, the son of Friele Gensfleisch;

Gutenberg, Johannes

Gutenberg, Johannes   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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(c. 1400–1468), German inventor.

Gutenberg is one of the most recognized names in the world. However, almost nothing is

Gutenberg, Johannes (Johann Gensfleisch)

Gutenberg, Johannes (Johann Gensfleisch) (c.1400–68)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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His name derives from the family house, the Gutenberg. He is credited with inventing movable-type *printing by combining *metal

Illustrated Bibles.

Illustrated Bibles.  

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The subject of illustrations to the Bible includes not only two‐dimensional designs, such as paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, stained‐glass windows, and mosaics, but three‐dimensional ...

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