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"Corante. . . ," the First Printed News Sheet or Newspaper Published in English


Upper half of the earliest known issue of the Corante. British Library.  The issue has an internal date of August 21, 1621.

Corante: or, Newes from Italy, Germany, Hungarie, Spaine and France was published by the printer Nathaniel Butter in London. The earliest of the seven surviving copies is dated September 24, 1621, but it is thought that this single page news sheet began publication earlier in 1621.

Corante was the first private newspaper published in English. As a result of a 1586 edict from the Star Chamber, it carried no news about England.

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