Detail map of Strasbourg, Grand Est, France Overview map of Strasbourg, Grand Est, France

A: Strasbourg, Grand Est, France

Johannes Mentelin Issues the First Edition of the Bible in a Modern Language

6/1466
<p>Bible, Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, June 1466. First leaf of a nicely illuminated copy in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.</p>

Bible, Strasbourg: Johann Mentelin, June 1466. First leaf of a nicely illuminated copy in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.

In June 1466 printer Johann Mentelin of Strasbourg issued the first edition of the Bible in German—the first edition in any modern language. ISTC no. ib00624000.

In November 2013 a digital facsimile was available from the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, München at this link.

Timeline Themes