Johannes Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, printer and publisher best remembered for inventing the first mechanical metal movable-type printing press. The most notable book he published was the Gutenberg Bible, which is also called the 42-line Bible. He is regarded as one of the most important inventors of all time.
He was the last son of Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden and Else Wyrich.
Little is known about his personal life. Historians do not know whether he ever got married or fathered any children.
The asteroid 777 Gutemberga was named after him.
His grave got lost after the cemetery at the Franciscan church in Mainz, where he was buried, got destroyed.
In 2009, it was revealed that only 49 original copies of the Gutenberg Bibles existed. These surviving copies are among the most precious books in the world.
was a famous German inventor who invented movable type,
who was born on
June 23, 1398. As a person born on this date, Johannes Gutenberg is listed in our database as the 11th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 23).
People born on June 23
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Johannes Gutenberg is the 250th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Johannes Gutenberg's birthday, Johannes Gutenberg is the 37th most famous German.
In general, Johannes Gutenberg ranks as the 3000th
most popular famous person of all time.
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