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Who developed the first successful printing press?





A. Johannes Gutenburg
B. Benjamin Franklin
C. Sir Isaac Newton
D. Martin Luther

This question is part of Basic World History Quiz
Asked by Wyatt Williams, Last updated: Feb 07, 2019

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H. callum

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H. callumContent Writer, BA, Birmingham, Albama
Content Writer, BA, Birmingham, Albama

Answered on Feb 07, 2019

The correct answer to this question is A.

A printing press is a device for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium (such as paper or cloth), thereby transferring the ink. It marked a dramatic improvement on earlier printing methods in which the cloth, paper or other medium was brushed or rubbed repeatedly to achieve the transfer of ink, and accelerated the process.

Typically used for texts, the invention and global spread of the printing press was one of the most influential events in the second millennium. Johannes Gutenberg, a goldsmith by trade, developed, circa 1439, a printing system by adapting existing technologies to printing purposes, as well as making inventions of his own.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Apr 01, 2017

Johannes Gutenburg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1400 February 3, 1468) was a German goldsmith and printer who is credited with inventing movable type printing in Europe around 1439, and mechanical printing globally.
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