Time Period

Printing Era

1450 - 1699

The Printing Era took place between 1450 and 1699.  This Era was preceded by the Scribal Era and followed by the Newspaper Era.  The most memorable people born in this era include Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, and William Shakespeare. The most important cities in this era, ranked by number of deaths, were .

Between 1450 and 1699, the Printing Era era was the birth place of 2,352 globally memorable people, including Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, and William Shakespeare. Additionaly, 2,081 globally memorable people passed away during the Printing Era era including Leonardo da Vinci, Christopher Columbus, and William Shakespeare.

People Born during the Printing Era era

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People Deceased during the Printing Era era

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Most individuals born in the Printing Era were Political Leaders (694), Painters (247), Writers (242), Religious Figures (188), and Composers (137),  while most who died were Inventors (5), Actors (2), Writers (219), Astronomers (31), and Painters (258).