Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (/ˈɡuːtənbɜːrɡ/;[1] c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press. Continue reading

The Gutenberg Bible First Printed Edition

The Gutenberg Bible was the first printed edition in Latin completed in Mainz, Germany by Johannes Gutenberg. Continue reading

The Mainz Psalter Book Printed in Color

The Mainz Psalter book designed by Johannes Gutenberg, printer was the first book printed in color in Mainz, Germany. Continue reading

First Printed Complete Gutenberg Bible Survives

The first printed book in Europe to survive in its complete form was the Gutenberg Bible, also known as the Mazarin Bible (first copy part of Cardinal Mazarin of France’s library). Continue reading

The Bible Was the First Bestselling Book

The Bible has been in continuous print since Johannes Gutenberg’s first typeset edition in 1455. Continue reading

Papal Indulgence Printed in Germany

A printed papal indulgence authorized by Pope Nicholas V was printed in 1454 at Mainz, Germany. Continue reading

New Year’s Greeting Printed by Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg printed a twelve-page pamphlet with the first New Year’s greeting at Mainz, Germany on December 1454. Continue reading