Johannes Gutenberg going bankrupt

Johannes Gutenberg going bankrupt

Gutenberg had two presses, one for lucrative commercial texts, the other solely for printing the Bible.

In 1455, Fust (his moneylender) accused Gutenberg of misallocation of funds, sued Gutenberg, and demanded his money back. Fust won and took possession of the printing workshop and half of all the printed Bibles, leaving Gutenberg bankrupt.

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