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Who was Johannes Gutenberg? | The Greatest Inventor

Except that the wooden letters and printing plates couldn’t print ink on paper well enough. So Gutenberg had a brilliant new idea that revolutionized the whole process of bookmaking. He tried making letters, signs, and molds out of metal, which eventually proved far superior to those made of wood. On the other hand, his creditor, Johann Fust, began to give him trouble.

Although Gutenberg was virtually bankrupt, he still managed to maintain a small printing shop. And as a result, ended up printing the first Bible in the town of Bamberg. It appeared in two volumes, each consisting of 300 pages, each page containing about 42 passages.