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Sep 30

September 30: The Bible, Printed

Johann Gutenberg

Gutenberg and His Bible (1452) It was on this date, September 30, 1452, that the first book printed with moveable metal type came off the press invented by Johann Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany. What we know about Gutenberg is little: he was born about 1400, died 1467 or 1468 at Mainz, and he was a …

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Aug 04

August 4: The Necessity of Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792) It was on this date, August 4, 1792, that the third-greatest British poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, was born at Field Place near Horsham, the son of a Member of Parliament. Along with developing a strong dislike for political tyranny, after reading the radical writings of Thomas Paine, William Godwin and Baron …

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Apr 27

April 27: Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

Wollstonecraft argued that to obtain social equality society must rid itself of the monarchy as well as the church and military hierarchies.

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