Johannes Gutenberg Timeline
c. 1398 - 1468
Life of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press.
Johannes Gutenberg is enrolled at University of Erfurt.
Johannes Gutenberg's business venture of mirrors sold to pilgrims fails.
To appease investors in his mirror business, Gutenberg unveils his printing press.
Gutenberg's printing press is operating in Mainz.
Gutenberg's main investor, Fust, calls in the debt he owes, sues him, and takes over the printing press.
Gutenberg is recognized as inventor of the printing press and given an annual stipend.
Gutenberg dies in obscurity and relative poverty.
Gutenberg prints the Bible.