Where all Literature Advances Began

Europe's best invention

One of the few Major Inventions of all Time.

The printing press led to advances in education, literature and technology. The printing press had a dramatic effects on European civilization. The most immediate effect was the spread information more quickly, further, and more accurately.

1450

The first movable printing press was made in 1450.

1460

By 1460 the printing press made it to 8 different cities.

1470

By 1470 the printing press expanded into many other cities.

1480

In 1480 the printing press started to become popular.

1490

Over 10 country's had the printing press at this time.

1500

over 200 cities had the printing press in 1500.

Many different editions were invented in Europe.

Around 9 different editions were in Europe in October of 1996.

Basel: two editions

Paris: three editions

Rome: four editions