Historical Figure’s Social Media

I chose Johannes Gutenberg for my historical figure because I’ve always been interested in him and his role in spurring on the Reformation. It ended up being difficult for me to find much information on his personal life (childhood, education, activities outside of his work) so it was a bit of a process putting together a profile for him. I thought about choosing someone else because of this issue but I didn’t want to make another profile and risk getting banned from Facebook. Because of the lack of information I found about Gutenburg as a person, it was difficult for me to come up with a voice for the Facebook posts. The hardest part of this project for me was making a social media persona that would be accurate to the real person because there is no way to know how Gutenberg spoke and behaved without primary documents about his personal life.

Sources:

https://www.thoughtco.com/johannes-gutenberg-and-the-printing-press-1991865

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Johannes-Gutenberg/Printing-of-the-Bible