The History of Printing

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“But it was when printing gave us the daily press that it did the chief service to chronology. Every newspaper is headed with the day, month, and year, according to the different eras in vogue in different nations.”
James Cecil Macdonald (1897)[1, p.78]

History

593 CE: Printing was in use under Chinese Emperor Wan-ti.[1, p.77]

C10th CE: Printing became more common in China. Prior to this is was not very popular.[1, p.77]

1454: The first printing press in Europe was established in Mentz (Mayence).[1, p.77]

1467: The first printing press in Rome was established.[1, p.77]

1470: The first printing press in Paris was established.[1, p.77]

1477: The first printing press in Westminster was established.[1, p.78]

1507: The first printing press in Edinburgh was established.[1, p.78]

1525: The first printing press in Wilna (Russia) was established.[1, p.78]

1551: The first printing press in Dublin was established.[1, p.78]

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References:

[1] – James Cecil Macdonald. “Chronologies and Calendars” (London, 1897).

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