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Johann Gutenberg

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(c.1396–1468), inventor of printing. He was a native of Mainz. In 1448 he borrowed money, probably for developing his printing process. He printed the Mazarin Bible (q.v.) and ...

Gutenberg, Johann

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..., Johann ( 1400–68 ) German goldsmith and printer , credited with the invention of printing from movable metallic type. He experimented with printing in Mainz, Germany, in the 1430s. He made the first printed Bible, known as the Gutenberg Bible or Mazarin Bible ( c .1455...

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