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Gutenberg

[goot-n-burg; German goot-n-berk] /ˈgut nˌbɜrg; German ˈgut nˌbɛrk/
noun
1.
Johannes
[yoh-hahn-uh s] /yoʊˈhɑn əs/ (Show IPA),
(Johann Gensfleisch) c1400–68, German printer: credited with invention of printing from movable type.
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  • It is now the national printing works: hence the statue of Gutenberg in the midst.

    A Wanderer in Paris E. V. Lucas
  • Gutenberg's letters of lead are about to supersede Orpheus's letters of stone.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • So I believe,” agreed Gutenberg, “and I intend to print it in the best style possible to my art.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • “But there is a better way,” said Gutenberg, still studying the playing-card.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Gutenberg consented, and the next day the woman sent the money for the “St. Christopher.”

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Gutenberg returned home with the money, and showed it delightedly to his wife.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • Gutenberg, persisting in his voluntary exile and in his disdain, lived on the secret remittances of his mother.

  • Then Gutenberg thought he would like to print the entire Bible.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
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Gutenberg

/ˈɡuːtənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈɡuːtənbɛrk/
noun
1.
Johann (joˈhan), original name Johannes Gensfleisch. ?1398–1468, German printer; inventor of printing by movable type
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