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  • 2015 September 6: Gentleman's Magazine

    September 06, 2015 10:30

    The Gentleman's Magazine was founded in London, England, by Edward Cave in January 1731. It ran uninterrupted for almost 200 years, until 1922. It was the first to use the term 'magazine' (from the French 'magazine', meaning 'storehouse') for a periodical. Cave's innovation was to create a monthly digest of news and commentary on any topic the educated public might be interested in, from commodity prices to Latin poetry. It carried original content from a stable of regular contributors, as well as extensive quotations and extracts from other periodicals and books. (more )

  • 2015 August 2: William Williams

    July 29, 2015 15:23

    William Williams (1717-1791) is generally considered to be Wales' most famous hymn writer. As a writer of both poetry and prose, Williams is today considered one of Wale's greatest literary figures. He was equally distinguished as one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival. (more )

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