Gutenberg developed the printing press. Before this, reading, and therefore knowledge, was restricted to only the privileged and wealthy - kings, priests, etc etc. ANy printed material needed to be laboriously copied over and over, by various scribes, monks, and so on. Often, 50 different scibes would work to translate and write down a document from one language to another. He did thing to get sued before all this but got out of it. Therefore, printing anything was very expensive and time consuming, and books were rare and highly prized. Since there were no books (so to speak) there was no reason for the average peasant to learn to read. He learned what the priests and kings told him. That changed with the printing press. Books could be printed and reprinted over and over, at minimal cost. Now anyone, once taught, could read. And you never forgot how to read. With knowledge came power - power to resist tyranny, resist religious and social othordoxy, and to learn more about ourselves. Power to the People...
Johan Gutenberg (Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg) is credited with inventing the printing press. He was german, and lived in the 1400s.
how did johan gutenberg improve communication technology
He was from Germany and was NOT in the medieval age. He made the printing press in 1446 in Worms.
invented printing press
a bill boy and history writer.
Johan Tufteland has written: 'Austevollsoga' -- subject(s): Genealogy, History
The Gutenberg Bible was the first book in recorded history to be printed, but was written by the original writers of the individual books.
The history of the newspaper started at 1605 when Johan Carolus invented it =)
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Gutenberg is generally credited with inventing printing by movable type. (Printing by using carved woodblocks was already known).
Johan Carl Ludwig Gieseler has written: 'A compendium of ecclesiastical history, AD451-1409'
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