Johannes Gutenberg was the man who introduced "Printing" to Europe. He started the "Printing Movement" upon his introduction to movable type printing and is widely known to be the most important invention in the second millennium. His many inventions include the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type, the use of oil-based ink for printing books, adjustable molds, mechanical movable type, etc.
Johannes Gutenberg 1398 – 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His mechanical printing press and techniques revolutionized printing and made a large contribution to the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution.
Johannes Gutenberg - orn c. 1398 Mainz, Electorate of Mainz Died February 3, 1468 (aged 70) Mainz, Electorate of Mainz Cause of death Natural Causes Nationality German Occupation Engraver, Inventor, and Printer Religion Catholic Spouse Else Wirick zum Gutenburg