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Johann Faust was a relative and business partner of Johann Gutenberg. In 1449, Gutenberg borrowed (and didn't pay back) money from Faust to finance his printing press. Six years later, Gutenberg asked Faust to loan him some more money. Faust agreed on the condition that he would be made a partner in the business. This second loan apparently wasn't used for business purposes and Faust filed suit to protect his interests. On November 6, 1455, the court awarded Faust Gutenberg's six presses, the type, and the pages of the Bible that were printed. Faust and his son-in-law, Peter Schoeffer, formed the printing firm "Faust and Shoeffer" and completed the printing of the Bible.

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