Birthday Anniversary of Johannes Gutenberg!
German blacksmith who invented the first printing press with moveable type, which started the Printing Revolution of the 15th and 16th century. His invention helped increase literacy in Europe and give the middle class a boost.
He had to leave his home in Mainz when an uprising against the wealthy occurred.
The first book printed with his invention was the Bible, which was acclaimed for its high aesthetic and technical quality.
He got married to his wife Else Wirick zum Gutenburg.
Due to his innovations with print, Martin Luther was able to spread his ideas on Christianity much faster.