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jan 1, 1455 - Gutenberg Bible printed in Mainz

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In 1455, Gutenberg produced what is considered to be the first book ever printed. It was a latin language bible printed in Mainz, Germany. This was very important because the invention of the movable-type printing press meant that bibles and other books could finally be produced in large quantities in a short period of time. Before the printing press, books were written by hand from a team of scribes. These scribes were usually unable to keep a consistent visual tone, were prone to mistakes, and were extremely slow. A single book was a process that could take months or even years. Therefore, the invention of the printing press was an incredible advancement of technology.

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jan 1, 1455
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