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Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor who lived in the 1500s. He is best known for his invention of the printing press, which allowed for the mass production of books. This invention had a profound impact on the world, as it led to the dissemination of knowledge on a much wider scale than ever before.

  • 00:00:00 In the Middle Ages, books were valuable objects only for monastics and priests, as the common people couldn't read or write. However, in the late Middle Ages, books became more affordable and accessible to the general public, and this led to intellectual and religious changes. In 1454, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which allowed books to be printed in high numbers and at a relatively affordable price. This allowed books to be used for secular as well as religious purposes. Guttenberg's idea revolutionized the printing industry, and by the end of the 1500s, books were being produced in greater numbers and with better graphics. This led to the rise of secular literature in the Middle Ages. Along with the universities and libraries that were founded at this time, book production became a significant source of income for monasteries. In the 1600s, with the advent of affordable paper and better printing techniques, books began to be composed and printed on a large scale, and books with graphics began to be sold. This led to the increased popularity of secular literature. Johannes Gutenberg was born in 1400 in Meinz, Germany. He began his education at a monastic school in Mainz and later entered the School of the Mainz Monks. After completing his
  • 00:05:00 In the 1500s, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which allowed for the mass production of books. Gutenberg's other important invention was the printing press's manuel type mold, which functioned like a type mold of lead sheets. With this machine, he was able to produce a large number of identical types. Gutenberg's Bible project was a huge success, and within 20 years, his new printing technology had completely replaced hand-written texts. Today, the printing press is still used to produce books and other printed materials.
  • 00:10:00 Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press, which changed the world forever by allowing for the widespread dissemination of information. After losing his printing press in a legal dispute, Gutenberg eventually returned to his home town and served as the new archbishop's employee.

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