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Gu·ten·berg(go͞ot′n-bûrg′), Johann or Johannes 1400?-1468?
German printer whose Bible (c. 1455), produced by means of movable type, transformed European society by demonstrating the advantages of the printed word in making information available to large numbers of people.
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Gutenberg(ˈɡuːtənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈɡuːtənbɛrk)
(Biography) Johann (joˈhan), original name Johannes Gensfleisch. ?1398–1468, German printer; inventor of printing by movable type
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Johannes, (Johann Gensfleisch), c1400–68, German printer: first to print with movable type.
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