German Religious Poem “World Judgement” Printed in Europe

A book printed in Europe contained a copy of a German religious poem ‘World Judgement’ on Johannes Gutenberg’s experimental printing press between 1444 to 1447 in Strassburg, Germany. All that remain of the book are two pieces cut from a single page and scholars concluded from paper analysis and the typeface that the book was 74 pages long.

      1444 and 1447
      Johannes Gutenberg
      Strassburg, Germany

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  • Johannes Gutenberg – Wikipedia
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  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Johann Gutenberg – New Advent
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  • Johannes Gutenberg | Printing Press, Facts, & Biography | Britannica …
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