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ˈgut nˌbɜrgguten·berg

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gutenberg, Johann Gutenberg, Johannes Gutenbergnoun

    German printer who was the first in Europe to print using movable type and the first to use a press (1400-1468)


  1. Gutenbergnoun

    Johannes Gutenberg, a German printer who independently invented movable type (though it had previously been invented in East Asia centuries earlier).

  2. Gutenbergnoun

    Project Gutenberg.

  3. Gutenbergnoun

    A lunar crater.


  1. gutenberg

    Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (; c. 1393–1406 – 3 February 1468) was a German inventor and craftsman who introduced letterpress printing to Europe with his movable-type printing press. Though not the first of its kind, earlier designs were restricted to East Asia, and Gutenberg's version was the first to spread across the world. His work led to an information revolution and the unprecedented mass-spread of literature throughout Europe. It also had a direct impact on the development of the Renaissance, Reformation and humanist movement. His many contributions to printing include the invention of a process for mass-producing movable type; the use of oil-based ink for printing books; adjustable molds; mechanical movable type; and the use of a wooden printing press similar to the agricultural screw presses of the period. Gutenberg's method for making type is traditionally considered to have included a type metal alloy and a hand mould for casting type. The alloy was a mixture of lead, tin, and antimony that melted at a relatively low temperature for faster and more economical casting, cast well, and created a durable type. His major work, the Gutenberg Bible, was the first printed version of the Bible and has been acclaimed for its high aesthetic and technical quality. Described as the "man of the millennium", Gutenberg is often cited as among the most influential figures in human history. He has been commemorated around the world and is a frequent namesake. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of his death in 1900, the Gutenberg Museum was founded in his hometown of Mainz.


  1. Gutenberg

    Gutenberg is a municipality in the district of Bad Kreuznach in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gutenberg is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gutenberg surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gutenberg.

    89.7% or 96 total occurrences were White.
    6.5% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gutenberg in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gutenberg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Gutenberg in a Sentence

  1. Cary Summers:

    Benjamin Franklin wrote. I firmly believe... without Benjamin Franklin concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel, a reference to the Old Testament biblical story that didn't end well for the builders. The museum also showcases the Bible’s influence on world history, culture, science, art and literature. One section of the museum is devoted to the Bible in America, its influence on presidents and the Founding Fathers like Benjamin Franklin, who quoted the Bible's book to explain the importance of the country's founders to abide by the book's wisdom. Cary Summers said it's important people have information about a book that has had such tremendous impact on the Western world. And it will be presented, warts and all, of how people used – and abused – its precepts. One of the goals of the museum is to put Gutenberg Bible back in the center of conversation.

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