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Baron Paul Julius Reuter

Person  Male  Born 21/7/1819  Died 25/2/1899

Categories: Journalism / Publishing

Countries: France, Germany

Pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting.

Born Kassel, Germany as Israel Josaphat. He set up a pigeon post service between Aachen and Brussels. Attracted by the establishment of the Dover-Calais telegraph service he came to London in 1851 and quickly set up a telegraph communications office in Royal Exchange. Initially the information transmitted was primarily stock prices. Converted to Christianity in 1845 and became a British citizen in 1857. Died Nice, France.

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Paul Reuter bust

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