Harry Ransom CenterThe University of Texas at Austin

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Detail of a Bible page.

Time Magazine named Gutenberg's printing press the most important invention of the last thousand years.

The Gutenberg Bible has 1,272 pages.

Gutenberg printed over 150 copies of the Bible, but only 49 of them exist today.

Gutenberg's invention eventually led to a rise in literacy, or the ability to read, because people had more access to books.

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