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Gutenberg- introducer of Printing and WordPress

Johannes Gutenberg

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About Gutenberg

Gutenberg  was a German printer who introduced printing to Europe. He was a visionary of his time.

WordPress In the honor of Gutenberg ,it named its editor Gutenberg.

 

 

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The person who introduced printing to Europe .

He started the Printing revolution in Europe.  Born in Mainz  Germany in 1400 CE. Guten berg was know as Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg .

Without him we would have mass printing books .His invention of printing allowed books for the masses. In olden times selected people got access to Education even if they wanted to.

According To Gutenberg he got the idea from a ‘ray of light‘.

 

Early childhood:

Not much is known about his early childhood. In words of Jonathan Lienhard,

“Most of Gutenberg’s early life is a mystery. His father worked with the ecclesiastic mint. Gutenberg grew up knowing the trade of goldsmithing.”

Achivements

1400

Birth Of Gutenberg

Mainz, Germany.

1439

Involved in a Production project.

A project on printing machine.

1448

He borrowed sum of large  money from Fust.

1450's

printing press in operation.

press was in operation at this time.

1454

Guten Berg Bible printed

First Part of the Bible printed

1468

Death

Supposed to have died in February ,1468 in Mainz ,Germany.

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This post is a tribute to Gutenberg after finding out about him from CMS  WordPress.  I have used  Word Press Gutenberg Block editor but could not understand the connection.

Then I came across Project Gutenberg ,which is PDF library containing  60,000books started by Michael  S.Hart.

Roles

Gutenberg had few roles .

As Printer

As Printer

As Inventor

As inventor

As Goldsmith

He fought court case with Fust though lost it.

Some pics

Gutenberg Museum in Mainz ,Germany.

Gutenberg Press.

Gutenberg invented Printing Press and introduced printing.

He is not alone(as some claims).

"Muslims were practicing the craft of printing for some five centuries before Gutenberg"-Dr. Geoffrey Roper.

A short time line of Printing in history.

105 CE

Tsai’ Lun(cai Lun) ,(a Chinese official to court of Emperor Ho-di ) invented composition and process of paper.

Recognized as :

Marquis of Dragon Pavilion

500

Paper-making

Samarkand (Uzbekistan)introduces paper-making.

711

Muslims introduce Papermaking

The North Africans introduced this art of paper making in the 100’s to Spain and eventually reached Europe.

1041

Moveable type -China

The movable type was invented in China by Bi Sheng . It was made of amalgam of clay and glue.

1444

Gutenberg's Movable

Gutenberg used metal instead of woods. The first book was printed by this machine.

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