Johannes Gutenberg

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Johannes Gutenberg

(circa 1398 - Feb 3, 1468) Inventor of the letterpress printing technique using metal alloy movable type and a press. He is accredited with producing the first western book using this technique, the "42-Line" (aka "Mainz" or "Gutenberg") Bible. His letterpress printing technique was an amalgam of different technologies available at the time including wine presses and metal alloys.

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