Monday, January 03, 2011

Unknown Birthday: Johann Gutenberg


Johann Gutenberg, inventor
1398-Feb. 3, 1468

Gutenberg by Leonard Everett Fisher (Atheneum, 1993)

The Gutenberg Bible anyone? Setbacks abounded, but Gutenberg ultimately succeeded.  He revolutionized printing with the invention of adjustable type, creating mass-produced works for the first time.

Look inside one of the five copies of the Gutenberg Bible in the U.S. at an online exhibit at the Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Then roam through the other associated links.