Invention of the Printing Press

Mainz, Germany

1439-invention-of-the-printing-press.jpgJohannes Gutenberg invents the printing press and moveable type in Germany. This invention leads to an era of mass communication and a rapid spread of ideas and concepts, permanently altering society and social structures. The Bible is the first book printed.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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