First Magazine

First Magazine


The first magazine ever seen was launched in 1663 in Germany.


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The first publication, which could be called a magazine, was the German Erbauliche Monaths Unterredungen, released in the year 1663. It was a literary and philosophical edition and after it was launched several periodicals with very similar topics were published, and were intended for an intellectual audience.

Though the publication's scope tended to be narrow (the majority of its content was singly authored by Johann Rist, a theologian and poet from Hamburg). It is considered to be one of the earliest publications to resemble a modern magazine.


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