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Relation: Aller Fuernemmen und Gedenckwuerdigen Historien

Relation: Aller Fuernemmen und Gedenckwuerdigen Historien was a German-language news bulletin published in Strasbourg in the 17th century. Founded by Johann Carolus, it is considered the world's first printed newspaper, though to present-day readers the issues may look more like installments of books.

Publication History

Relation began in print format in 1605, as a successor to handwritten news reports Carolus had prepared for wealthy customers. Many of the issues have not survived; the earliest ones known to still exist date from 1609. A title page was printed once a year, intended to be bound in a book with the issues of that year, each of which consisted of a few pages with a dateline at the start. Relation appears to have run until later in the 17th century, possibly ending in 1659 or 1667.

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