Gutenberg, Luther and the History of Printing Press

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Gutenberg, Luther and the History of Printing Press 1372 Birth of Jan Hus 1393 Hus receives Master of Arts degree from University of Prague. 1398 Hus begins lecturing at the University of Prague. 1402 Hus becomes preacher at Bethlehem Chapel in Prague. 1410 Hus is excommunicated. 1412 Hus leaves Prague to live in southern Bohemia. 1412 Hus writes The Expositions. 1413 Hus writes Concerning Simony. 1414 Hus summoned to appear at the Council of Constance. 1415 Hus is burned at the stake. 1423 In Europe block printing is used to print books. 1440 Laurens Janszoon Koster (Coster) is credited, by some, with inventing movable metal type. 1452 In Europe, metal plates are first used in printing. Gutenberg begins printing the 42-line Bible in two volumes. 1454 Gutenberg prints indulgences (notes sold to Christians by the Pope, pardoning their sins). 1455 First block-printed Bible, the Biblia Pauperum, published in Germany. 1457 First known color printing, a Psalter (a collection of Psalms for devotional use) by Faust. 1461 Albrecht Pfister printed the first illustrated book Edelstein which featured a number of woodcuts. 1465 Drypoint engravings invented by Germans. 1465 Johannes Tetzel is born in Meissen, Saxony. 1466 Birth of Erasmus of Rotterdam, Christian Humanist. 1476 Two hundred woodcuts were used in a edition of Aesop's Fables. 1476 First use of copper engravings instead of woodcuts for illustration. 1476 William Caxton begins using a Gutenberg printing press in England. 1477 Intaglio is first used for book illustrations for a Flemish book called Il Monte Sancto di Dio. 1477 England prints its first book. 1478 Tetzel graduates from Leipzig and joins the Dominican. 1483 Birth of Martin Luther, in Eisleben (November 10). 1484 Luther family moves to Mansfeld. 1495
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