Johannes Gutenberg: Inventor of the Printing Press
A biography profiling the life of Johannes Gutenberg, a man from the Renaissance era who is best known for developing the printing press that took the place of the time-consuming method of copying books by hand. Gutenberg's greatest accomplishment was the printing of a Latin Bible -- the Gutenberg Bible, as it came to be known. His name became forever linked to this magnificent masterpiece and to the printing press that transformed the world.
Completing the Process
The Gutenberg Bible
Imprint on History
Life at a Glance
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