Ottmar Mergenthaler, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ottmar Mergenthaler

German inventor of linotype

Date of Birth: 11-May-1854

Place of Birth: Bad Mergentheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Date of Death: 28-Oct-1899

Profession: inventor

Nationality: United States, Germany

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Ottmar Mergenthaler

  • Ottmar Mergenthaler (May 11, 1854 – October 28, 1899) was an American inventor who has been called a second Gutenberg, as Mergenthaler invented the linotype machine, the first device that could easily and quickly set complete lines of type for use in printing presses.
  • This machine revolutionized the art of printing.

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