Papal Indulgence Printed in Germany

A printed papal indulgence authorized by Pope Nicholas V was printed in 1454 at Mainz, Germany. The text offered punishment remittance for sin in exchange for donations to the Christian military campaign against the Ottoman Turks following the capture of Constantinople in 1453. Three of four issues were printed by Johannes Gutenberg or his partners, Johann Fust and Peter Scholia in a pamphlet titled, In Manung der Christenheit widder die Durken (A Warning to Christendom against the Turks).

Date:
      1454
Name(s):
      Pope Nicholas V
Occupation:
     
Location:
      Mainz, Germany


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