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Johannes Gutenberg

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Johannes Gutenberg was born about 1398 and lived until 1468. He was a German man who invented European printing from metal letters which could be moved. He was born with the name Johann Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg.

He began working on the invention in the 1440s in Mainz, Germany. He made the first printed Bible in 1456. Not much is known about Gutenberg, For example, we do not know for sure about any other books he printed.

In 1462 Gutenberg was expelled of Mainz for five years due to a political feud. After he returned he was given pension money and did not have to pay taxes.

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