First Printed Playing Cards

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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

Papal Indulgence Printed in Germany

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

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. Continue reading

Book of printed star charts

Published in 1540, Italian book, De Le Stelle Fisse (Of the Fixed Stars) was the first book of printed star charts, written by Alessandro Piccolomini, he identified the stars letters.
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New Testament Translated into English

The New Testament was translated into English by William Tyndale, an English humanist scholar on July 1525 while exiled in Cologne, Germany. Earlier translation were prevented by British Church authorities the German printing was suppressed by their Church officials until the second printing made at Worms and disseminated in 1526. Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp, Belgium while working on the Pentateuch then strangled and burned at the stake on October 6, 1536. There were 50,000 copies of the New Testament in circulation following his death.

Date:
      July, 1525, October 1536, 1526
Name(s):
      William Tyndale

Location:
      Antwerp, Belgium, Cologne, Germany


Additional Information:

  • Bible translations into English – Wikipedia
    Early Modern English Bible translations are of between about 1500 and 1800, the period of Early Modern English. This, the first major period of Bible translation into the English language, began with the introduction of the Tyndale Bible. The first complete edition of his New Testament was in 1526.
  • Tyndale Bible – Wikipedia
    Tyndale Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The beginning of the Gospel of John from a copy of the 1526 edition of William Tyndale’s New Testament at the British Library. The Tyndale Bible generally refers to the body of biblical translations by William Tyndale ( c. 1494–1536).
  • English Bible History: Timeline of how we got the English Bible
    The fascinating story of how we got the Bible in its present form actually starts thousands of years ago, as briefly outlined in our Timeline of Bible Translation …
  • From Wycliffe to King James (The Period of Challenge) | Bible.org
    Jul 6, 2004 – Until John Wycliffe translated the New Testament, only small portions of the Bible had been translated into English. The English language …
  • HISTORY OF BIBLE TRANSLATIONS
    Soon after the publication of Luther’s New Testament an English scholar, William Tyndale, is studying in Wittenberg – where he probably matriculates in May 1524. Tyndale begins a translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. His version is printed at Worms in 1526 in 3000 copies.

William Tyndale

William Tyndale (/ˈtɪndəl/; sometimes spelled Tynsdale, Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1494 – c. 6 October 1536) was an English scholar who became a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation in the years leading up to his execution. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English. Continue reading