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Gutenberg

[goot-n-burg; German goot-n-berk] /ˈgut nˌbɜrg; German ˈgut nˌbɛrk/
noun
1.
Johannes
[yoh-hahn-uh s] /yoʊˈhɑn əs/ (Show IPA),
(Johann Gensfleisch) c1400–68, German printer: credited with invention of printing from movable type.
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  • Gutenberg's 36-line Bible was almost immediately replaced by the 42-line Bible.

    The Uses of Italic Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Gutenberg's letters of lead are about to supersede Orpheus's letters of stone.

    Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo
  • As soon as he was in possession of his press, Gutenberg began printing.

  • “But there is a better way,” said Gutenberg, still studying the playing-card.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • “I pray thee let me keep that also a secret,” answered Gutenberg.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • But this situation did not prevent Gutenberg from continuing with his work.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • So Gutenberg turned to two other books that were used by the monks, and printed them.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • I should like to do it,” said Gutenberg, “if there were not too much expense.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
British Dictionary definitions for Gutenberg

Gutenberg

/ˈɡuːtənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈɡuːtənbɛrk/
noun
1.
Johann (joˈhan), original name Johannes Gensfleisch. ?1398–1468, German printer; inventor of printing by movable type
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