Johannes Gutenberg Influence

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Johannes Gutenberg (A.S.) 1. Johannes Gutenberg was a German man who is credited with inventing the printing press in 1448. He was born in 1395 in the German city of Mainz. He grew up knowing the trade of goldsmithing; this supplied him with the knowledge he would need in making the printing press in years to come. Johannes Gutenberg brought the printing press into the world and it forever changed the way information was exchanged. Before the printing press, things were written and copied by hand. When the printing press came into existence, it revolutionized the way people communicated: socially, artistically, etc. This person deserves to be on this list because not only did he invent something new, he changed the way that the world operated for years to come. Leonardo da Vinci (A.L.) 2. Leonardo da Vinci was born on April 1452 and died on May 1519. Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer, was an italian polymath. His style of art the he produced influenced later artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael by his innovative use of human form and the way he registered human emotion in expression and gesture. Not only was he influential in art, but also in natural science with his observations in human anatomy, botany, geology, hydrodynamics, and astronomy. Da Vinci deserves to be on our list because his inventions and scientific theories that were centuries ahead of his time period are now used today as reference to future projects. John Locke (A.S.) 3. John Locke was a British philosopher who had many ideas concerning humans and their inalienable rights. He was born on August 29, 1632 in Wrington, Somerset, England. He has made many ... ... middle of paper ... ... hope in people. Joseph Lister (A.L.) 24. Joseph Lister was born on April 1828 in West Ham, England and died on February Mikhail Gorbachev (A.S.) 25. Mikhail Gorbachev was born on March 2, 1931 in Stavropol Krai. He was the seventh and last leader of the Soviet Union. he was the member of the Politburo and within three years he was elected to General Secretary. His policies of glasnost which is “openness” and perestroika which is “restructuring” helped with the ending of the Cold War. As well as his policies, he also began having conferences with the American president, Ronald Reagan and took away big role of the Communist Party in the government. Overall, I think that Gorbachev would be on this list because he ultimately helped end the Cold War and the major power of Communism with his open policies and a more free form government in general for Soviet Russia.
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