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PFH1176193
Title
Europe / Germany: A mechanical printing press of the type designed by Johannes Gutenberg, 19th century representation
Description
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced the printing press. His usage of movable type printing started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important event of the modern period. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.
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Pictures from History / Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • engraving
  • engravings
  • europe
  • germany
  • gutenberg
  • historical
  • historical images
  • historical pictures
  • history
  • history images
  • history pictures
  • johannes gutenberg
  • literature
  • movable type
  • printing
  • printing press
  • science
  • scripts
  • technology
  • type
  • writing

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