Johannes Gutenberg

Father of the Printing Press

Johannes Gutenberg was a German inventor and metal smith credited with the invention of the printing press. Gutenberg’s printing press made books widely accessible to the public, and allowed for ease of access to information the written word.

Portrait of Johannes Gutenberg

From scientific discovery to religious reform, the printing press has shaped nearly every aspect of our experience in one way or another. The magnitude of its influence is truly remarkable. To this day, Gutenberg is still considered one of the most influential people in history.