Johannes Gutenberg
Historical Figure
Nationality: Electorate of Mainz
Date of Birth: c. 1398
Date of Death: 1468
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Religion: Catholicism
Occupation: Inventor, Publisher, Printer, Goldsmith, Author of Non-Fiction
Fictional Appearances:
"But It Does Move"
POD: c. 1633 (?)
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
In High Places
POD: 1348
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – 3 February 1468) was a German goldsmith and printer who is credited with being the first European to use movable type printing, in around 1439, and the global inventor of the mechanical printing press.

Johannes Gutenberg in "But It Does Move"[]

Johannes Gutenberg's printing press was a cause of great concern to leaders of the Catholic Church as its use expanded. In 1633, Cardinal Sigismondo Gioioso lamented that Gutenberg was a fellow German.

Johannes Gutenberg in In High Places[]

In an alternate where the Great Black Deaths killed 80% of Europe's population, Johannes Gutenberg was never born, and no one took his role of developing the printing press.[1]


  1. In High Places, pg. 86.