gutenberg, johann

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Gutenberg, Johann [(gooht-n-burg)]

A German printer of the fifteenth century, who invented the printing press. Gutenberg also invented the technique of printing with “movable type” — that is, with one piece of type for each letter, so that the type could be reused after a page was printed. The Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed from movable type.

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