• Seldom can two such epoch-making events have occurred in successive years as happened then. In 1453 the Turks stormed Constantinople and finally destroyed the Greek Empire, driving out Greek scholars, who carried the knowledge of Greek language and literature to the western world; and in 1454 the first document known to us appeared from the printing press at Mainz.

    "The Story Of The Bible" by Frederic G. Kenyon. Ch. IV, From manuscript To Print, p. 41-42, 1949.