Johann Gutenberg
Johann Gutenberg
Gender Male
Voice Actors Toby Gleason
First Appearance Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time
Last Appearance
"Tragedy! No printshop tour today, I'm afraid. My masterwork has been stolen!" -- Johann Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (c. 1398 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe. His introduction of mechanical movable type printing to Europe started the Printing Revolution and is widely regarded as the most important invention of the second millennium, the seminal event which ushered in the modern period of human history. It played a key role in the development of the Renaissance, Reformation, the Age of Enlightenment, and the scientific revolution and laid the material basis for the modern knowledge-based economy and the spread of learning to the masses.


Gutenberg informs the player that his bible has been stolen, and his printing ink has been spilled all over the place. The player helps him find lampblack to make a new batch of ink and create a wanted poster to warn the people of Mainz about the theft.

Gutenberg later interacts with Carmen Sandiego during the final chase.

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