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We do not know much about Gutenberg's life.We are not even sure about when he was born.The historians agreed for year 1400 to be the date of his birth.He was a son of Friele Gensfleisch zur Landen,a merchant and Else Wirich.He was born in Mainz.We think that Gutenberg attended a Latin school.(more about his life is in the timeline.)Gutenberg ´discovered a method of printing from movable type.The press consisted of mould witch metal prisms which meant that the type would be a good quality.His bible was printed in Latin and it had 42 lines abnd it was the first book that was printed.

1411 Friele Gensfleisch had to leave Mainz
1428-1430 Johann moved to Strasbourg between these years
1438 there was a trial between him and his partner Andreas Dritzehn
1448 Johann Gutenberg went back to mainz to borrow more money
1450 His printing was in a good state adn he borrowed money from Johann Fust.
1455 Fust won a case against Gutenberg and he had to pay twice as much back
1455 Gutenberg prints his bible
1462 Gutenberg was forced to move to Eltville.



This is a page out of his bible

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