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Early life Gutenberg in a 16th-century copper engraving Gutenberg was born in the German city of Mainzthe youngest son of the patrician merchant Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden, and his second wife, Else Wyrich, who was the daughter of a shopkeeper.
It is assumed that he was baptized in the area close to his birthplace of St. In the s the city of Mainz declared his official and symbolic date of birth to be June 24, His father worked with the ecclesiastic mint.
Gutenberg grew up knowing the trade of goldsmithing. In this capacity they doubtless acquired considerable knowledge and technical skill in metal working.
They supplied the mint with the metal to be coined, changed the various species of coins, and had a seat at the assizes in forgery cases. Aroundthe name zu Gutenberg, after the family house in Mainz, is documented to have been used for the first time. As a result, the Gutenbergs are thought to have moved to Eltville am Rhein Alta Villawhere his mother had an inherited estate.
According to historian Heinrich Wallau, "All that is known of his youth is that he was not in Mainz in It is presumed that he migrated for political reasons to Strasbourgwhere the family probably had connections.
He also appears to have been a goldsmith member enrolled in the Strasbourg militia. Inthere is evidence that he was instructing a wealthy tradesman on polishing gems, but where he had acquired this knowledge is unknown. Following his father's death inhe is mentioned in the inheritance proceedings.
Printing press Early wooden printing press, depicted in Such presses could produce up to impressions per hour. Printing press and Spread of the printing press AroundGutenberg was involved in a financial misadventure making polished metal mirrors which were believed to capture holy light from religious relics for sale to pilgrims to Aachen: When the question of satisfying the investors came up, Gutenberg is said to have promised to share a "secret".
It has been widely speculated that this secret may have been the idea of printing with movable type. Also around —40, the Dutch Laurens Janszoon Coster came up with the idea of printing.
It was in Strasbourg in that he is said to have perfected and unveiled the secret of printing based on his research, mysteriously entitled Aventur und Kunst enterprise and art. It is not clear what work he was engaged in, or whether some early trials with printing from movable type may have been conducted there.
After this, there is a gap of four years in the record. Inhe was back in Mainz, where he took out a loan from his brother-in-law Arnold Gelthusquite possibly for a printing press or related paraphernalia. By this date, Gutenberg may have been familiar with intaglio printing; it is claimed that he had worked on copper engravings with an artist known as the Master of Playing Cards.
I have not seen complete Bibles but only a number of quires of various books of the Bible. The script was very neat and legible, not at all difficult to follow—your grace would be able to read it without effort, and indeed without glasses. Gutenberg's workshop was set up at Hof Humbrecht, a property belonging to a distant relative.
It is not clear when Gutenberg conceived the Bible project, but for this he borrowed another guilders from Fust, and work commenced in At the same time, the press was also printing other, more lucrative texts possibly Latin grammars.
There is also some speculation that there may have been two presses, one for the pedestrian texts, and one for the Bible.
One of the profit-making enterprises of the new press was the printing of thousands of indulgences for the church, documented from to About copies were printed, most on paper and some on vellum. Court case This section does not cite any sources.
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February Learn how and when to remove this template message Some time inthere was a dispute between Gutenberg and Fust, and Fust demanded his money back, accusing Gutenberg of misusing the funds.
Meanwhile the expenses of the Bible project had proliferated, and Gutenberg's debt now exceeded 20, guilders.
Fust sued at the archbishop's court. A November legal document records that there was a partnership for a "project of the books," the funds for which Gutenberg had used for other purposes, according to Fust. The court decided in favor of Fust, giving him control over the Bible printing workshop and half of all printed Bibles.
Thus Gutenberg was effectively bankrupt, but it appears he retained or re-started a small printing shop, and participated in the printing of a Bible in the town of Bamberg aroundfor which he seems at least to have supplied the type.
But since his printed books never carry his name or a date, it is difficult to be certain, and there is consequently a considerable scholarly debate on this subject.
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