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Johann Gutenberg

The Gutenberg printing press is important due to the impact it had on society. The printing press revolutionized how books would be produced. Instead of writing whole books out by hand, which would...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2018, 5:21 pm (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

In the early 1400s, Johannes Gutenberg debuted his movable type printing press. This caused a revolution in the distribution and preservation of knowledge in Europe. The increase in the...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2018, 11:55 pm (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor and printer born in the later years of the last decade of the fourteenth century. Not content to continue printing using the traditional, incredibly...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 12:18 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

This is a great question. Johann Gutenberg was born in Mainz in 1398 and died in 1468. He is, undoubtedly, one of the most important people as he created the printing press, which has shaped the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2012, 4:42 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

Although having the Bible available to be read widely by the laity was an important aspect of the Protestant Reformation, it was not the sole cause of the Reformation. There is an important...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2012, 11:13 pm (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

Prior to Johannes Gutenberg's invention, printed materials were made with a screw press or through the use of wooden blocks for printing. The screw press provided part of the combination of old...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2012, 1:03 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

The connection between these two is that the printing press helped to cause the Protestant Reformation. The ideas of the Protestant Reformation were spread in large part through the printed word....

Latest answer posted April 13, 2012, 4:52 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

The experience that helped Gutenberg improve the printing press was the 1428 craftsman's revolt in Mainz. Due to the rising tensions, Gutenberg's family was forced to seek refuge in Strasbourg....

Latest answer posted November 5, 2018, 11:20 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

We do not have any way of knowing what inspired Gutenberg to come up with the idea of the printing press. He did not leave any diary entries telling about his idea. What we must remember, though,...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012, 3:49 am (UTC)

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Johann Gutenberg

One element of the historical landscape that Gutenberg reflected was the spirit of endeavor and innovation that was taking a firm hold of Europe. The emerging Renaissance movement was present at...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2013, 1:39 pm (UTC)

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