Johann Gutenberg Important Individuals of the Renaissance
Printing… • Where in history have we seen printing before? • Woodblock printing in China in the 3rd century and Egypt in the 4th century AD! • The Crusades help spread the idea of block printing to Europe in the 14th century • Movable type developed in China 400 years prior to Gutenberg’s printing press!
Johann Gutenberg • 1398-1468 • German printer, blacksmith, goldsmith • Developed the movable type printing press and introduced his machine in 1439 • Printed the famous Gutenberg Bible in 1456
Johann Gutenberg • Gutenberg’s Printing Press
So? • Why is this significant?