Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor, publisher and printer, who introduced the mechanical movable type printing press in Europe in 1439, which started the Printing Revolution, bringing in the modern period in human history. Though he was not the first one to use it in the world, he is, however, the first European to ever do so, and he also helped create a practical system that allowed mass production of printed books, making it economically viable for both printers and readers. His invention is widely regarded as the most important of the second millennium.

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