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 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.
"Modern Book Printing" to commemorate Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of Modern Book Printing around 1450 in Mainz This sculpture resides less than 200 feet from where this Nazi book burning took place in 1933
A stamp honoring Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1395-1468), the German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe, designed by Liechtenstein artist Martha Griebler (1948-2006), combined engraved by Wolfgang Seidel and photogravure, and issued by Liechtenstein on December 6, 1999, Scott No. 1159.