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Printing Press. By: Zoe A. and Baili K.  Core #1. Who invented it? A German inventor named Johannes Gutenberg. When? 1400’s A.D. Where? Mainz, Germany. Johannes Gutenberg. Was an entrepreneur. Born in 1400 Mainz, Germany. Johannes Gutenberg.

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Printing press

Printing Press

By: Zoe A. and

Baili K.

 Core #1


Who invented it?

A German inventor named Johannes Gutenberg.

When?

1400’s A.D.

Where?

Mainz, Germany


Johannes gutenberg
Johannes Gutenberg

  • Was an entrepreneur.

  • Born in 1400 Mainz, Germany.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • Invented the printing press around of age 40.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • He was German.

  • Died on February 3,1468.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1440 Johannes completed his wooden press which used movable metal type.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1444 Johannes returns to Mainz, Germany and sets up a printing shop.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1454 Johannes prints indulgences.

    *indulgences are notes sold to Christians by the pope, pardoning their sins.*


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1455 inventor Johann Faust gains control of printing business.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1457 is the first known color printing.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1460 Johannes reestablished himself in the printing business with the aid of Conrad Humery.


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Johannes Gutenberg

  • In 1499 printing had become established in more than 2,500 cities around Europe.


Important ideas and facts
Important Ideas and Facts

  • It was the most influential invention of the second millennium A.D.


Important ideas and facts continued
Important Ideas and Facts Continued………

  • First Chinese characters were being put on scrolls, this was their idea of a printing press.


Important ideas and facts continued1
Important Ideas and Facts Continued………

  • Before the printing press, only churches and royalty were wealthy enough to have printed books.


Important ideas and facts continued2
Important Ideas and Facts Continued……

  • Johannes Gutenberg published over 4,000 books that were printed, one was the 42-lined bible 


Important ideas and facts1
Important Ideas and Facts

  • During the Middle Ages, reading was done as a social activity.


Important ideas and facts2
Important Ideas and Facts

  • In 1457, the first known color printing, printed red and blue initials along with the black text.


Important ideas and facts3
Important Ideas and Facts

  • The earliest mention of a printing press is in a lawsuit in 1439.


Important ideas and facts4
Important Ideas and Facts

  • In 1468, the invention spread rapidly after Johannes death.


Important ideas and facts continued3
Important Ideas and Facts Continued…..

  • The printing press could make 240 prints per hour.


Effect on society
Effect On Society

  • When Johannes invented the printing press it changed the middle ages forever.


Effects on society continued
Effects On SocietyContinued

  • The Printing Press changed the way books were made, printed instead of hundreds of copies written.


The hourglass
The Hourglass

-Hourglasses were used to time 30 minute spans of

time on Navel ships.


The hourglass continued
The Hourglass Continued…..

-Many churches were furnished with ornamental stands to hold the glass.


The hourglass continued1
The Hourglass Continued….

  • Used to measure speed on a ship.

  • Hourglasses contained Mercury, but sand was the ideal substance.

     This is the planet mercury, they don’t put this in the hourglass though.


The hourglass continued2
The Hourglass Continued

Where?

Chartres, France

-When?

It was invented around the 9th century but it wasn’t until the 14th century of the evidence it existed.

-Who?

Luitprand, a monk.


Interesting facts of the hourglass
Interesting Facts Of the Hourglass

  • The medical hourglass was an excellent gift for a physician.

  • There were different types of hourglasses, such as the Medical Hourglass.


Review questions
Review Questions

  • Who invented the printing press?

  • What was the Printing Press used for?

  • Who invented the hourglass?

  • What was the hourglass used for?

  • How many cities did the printing press spread to?


Work cited page
Work-cited page

  • www.tkyoung.com/history.html

  • www.love-watches.com/hourglass.htm

  • www.indepthinfo.com/clocks/hourglass.shtml

  • www.oldandsold.com/articlesO1/article75.shtml

  • Listverse.com/2007/09/22/top-10-inventions-of-the-middle-ages/

  • www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/printingpress.htm



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