He was born around 1400 – Johannes Gutenberg

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Today we introduce you to German born Johannes Gutenberg.  As we have two colleagues currently in Germany attending the Frankfurt Book Festival, we feel this is very appropriate.

There is another reason why this man is so appropriate due to the above note. Do you know why? What do you know about Johannes Gutenberg?

Johannes Gutenberg

Printing! In the early 1400’s Johannes came across the idea to develop a printing machine.  So whilst our colleagues are at the Book Fair, we can ponder what our lives would be like without the printing press.

Johannes started a publishing revolution when he invented the first printing press.  It was viewed with much scepticism at the time, as people in higher office did not want the ‘ordinary people’ having access to too much information!  His work opened the door to the Renaissance in Europe and the scientific revolution.  His printing press enabled ideas, thoughts and hopes to be communicated more freely.  Millions of people have benefited from Johannes’ work.

  • In what town was Johannes born?
  • What was the first work Johannes printed?
  • What landmarks, buildings or ‘works’ have been created and named in his honour?

Meet this clever man along with several other high achievers from around the world. This book provides a unique insight into the lives of people who had exciting and interesting careers and can help provide inspiration to you in your own – Amazing Careers.


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