(EURI 2024) Journey to promote Records in Europe - P.12 - Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien (Germany): The first newspaper in Europe


(WorldKings.org) With the first edition was printed on July 21, 1605, The "Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien" is considered one of the earliest newspapers in Europe.

Johann Carolus, a German printer and publisher, who established the "Relation." He recognized the demand for timely news information and aimed to create a regular publication to meet this need.


On July 21, 1605, the newspaper was published in the form of a broadsheet, a single-sided printed sheet that contained news gathered from various sources. The format was more like a newsletter than the folded newspapers we are familiar with today. 


The establishment of the "Relation" is considered a crucial milestone in the history of journalism and media. It marked the beginning of a more organized and regular dissemination of news, setting the stage for the evolution of newspapers as we know them today.


The content of the "Relation" covered a wide range of topics, including politics, wars, natural disasters, and other significant events. It aimed to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of important occurrences, making it an early precursor to modern newspapers. 



The "Relation" was published weekly, making it one of the earliest examples of a regularly issued newspaper. This regularity distinguished it from earlier news publications that were often irregular and less organized.


While the "Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien" was not widely circulated initially, it laid the foundation for the development of the newspaper industry. The concept of regular news publication for a broad audience became a model for subsequent newspapers in the centuries that followed.


Johann Carolus's "Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien" played a pivotal role in shaping the trajectory of news dissemination and paved the way for the development of the modern newspaper industry.

According to the Internet

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