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  1. Johannes GUTENBERG and the Printing Press

  2. Vocabulary • Contradict to go against something • Illuminated decorated pages • Colleagues people you work with • Monasteries places that monks live

  3. FACTS about GUTEnberg • Original last name meant “gooseflesh” • From Germany • Invented the printing press

  4. The printing press • Invented in 1455 by Johannes Gutenberg • Started the Reformation because everyone could read the Bible • Before the printing press, monks in monasteries copied books by hand and decorated (illuminated) them with illustrations and designs