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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: Jan 01, 2020

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txmelonman

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Txmelonman, Student., 6-9th Grade, Stockholm.

Answered Jul 03, 2018

In my opinion. This question could be asked in a more correct manner. The reason/s for this being that the technology of printing was an already established technology in, for example, China during the Song dynasty. This technology was created 1040 by Bi Sheng, a chinese inventor. Its main use was to be able to print movable components to reproduce the elements of documents. (Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movable_type)

Because of this,I think that the question, in its nature, could be asked in a more correct manner. Such would be: "During the 15th century, the first Europan printing press was created by who?"or "The first European printing press was created by who?".

Please change or at least consider this in future quizes.

Thank you.

 

Wyatt Williams

Wyatt Williams

Answered Nov 10, 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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