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Early life Gutenberg in a 16th-century copper engraving Gutenberg was born in the German city of Mainzthe youngest son of the patrician merchant Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden, and his second wife, Else Wyrich, who was the daughter of a shopkeeper.
It is assumed that he was baptized in the area close to his birthplace of St. In the s the city of Mainz declared his official and symbolic date of birth to be June 24, His father worked with the ecclesiastic mint. Gutenberg grew up knowing the trade of goldsmithing.
In this capacity they doubtless acquired considerable knowledge and technical skill in metal working. They supplied the mint with the metal to be coined, changed the various species of coins, and had a seat at the assizes in forgery cases.
Aroundthe name zu Gutenberg, after the family house in Mainz, is documented to have been used for the first time. As a result, the Gutenbergs are thought to have moved to Eltville am Rhein Alta Villawhere his mother had an inherited estate.
According to historian Heinrich Wallau, "All that is known of his youth is that he was not in Mainz in It is presumed that he migrated for political reasons to Strasbourgwhere the family probably had connections. He also appears to have been a goldsmith member enrolled in the Strasbourg militia.
Inthere is evidence that he was instructing a wealthy tradesman on polishing gems, but where he had acquired this knowledge is unknown. Following his father's death inhe is mentioned in the inheritance proceedings.
Printing press Early wooden printing press, depicted in Such presses could produce up to impressions per hour. Printing press and Spread of the printing press AroundGutenberg was involved in a financial misadventure making polished metal mirrors which were believed to capture holy light from religious relics for sale to pilgrims to Aachen: When the question of satisfying the investors came up, Gutenberg is said to have promised to share a "secret".
It has been widely speculated that this secret may have been the idea of printing with movable type. Also around —40, the Dutch Laurens Janszoon Coster came up with the idea of printing.
It was in Strasbourg in that he is said to have perfected and unveiled the secret of printing based on his research, mysteriously entitled Aventur und Kunst enterprise and art.
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