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Johannes Gutenberg. Bronze plaque of Johannes Gutenberg (around 1400-1468, left), inventor of the movable type, with his printing press. Gutenberg produced the first printed book in 1456, commonly known as the Gutenberg Bible. His invention and the subsequent mechanization of the printing press set in motion the widespread and cheap production of literature. Photographed in Mainz, Germany.
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