Johannes Gutenberg : Google Doodle honors Inventor of printing press

Date: April 14, 2021 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

Celebrating Johannes Gutenberg

Full Name : Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg

Today the search engine Google has shared an interactive Google Doodle and celebrating Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg Day, who was a German goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with his mechanical movable-type printing press. Today’s doodle is celebrating this anniversary of this great day in 2000 when the Gutenberg Museum launched.

The inventor of the mechanical movable type printing press: German craftsman.

Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gutenberg

Born :c. 1400
Mainz, Electorate of Mainz, Holy Roman Empire

Died February 3, 1468 (aged about 68)
Mainz, Electorate of Mainz, Holy Roman Empire

Occupation Engraver, inventor, and printer

Known for The invention of the movable-type printing press

Who Invented the Printing Press?

Johannes Gutenberg, in full Johann Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, (born 14th century, Mainz [Germany]—died probably February 3, 1468, Mainz), German craftsman and inventor who invented a technique of printing from movable type.

Celebrating Johannes Gutenberg

Why is Johannes Gutenberg popular?

He is known for his great inventing of movable-type printing press.

Gutenberg in 1439 was the first European to use movable type. Among his many aids to printing are: the creation of a process for mass-producing portable type; the use of oil-based ink for printing books; adjustable molds; mechanical movable type; and the use of a wooden printing press similar to the agricultural screw presses of the period.

By the 16th century, an projected 200 million books were in print thanks to his discovery, which gave birth to a new age of mass communication and a new branch of media: the press. Today, Gutenberg’s legacy lives on with Project Gutenberg, an online library with over 60,000 free books.

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