Aviso relation or newspaper

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Title page of the first edition from January 15, 1609

Aviso Relation or Zeitung is one of the first German-language newspapers to be published regularly (in their case weekly ) . The first edition appeared on January 15, 1609 in Wolfenbüttel .

It was subtitled: What happened and has happened / in German: vnd Welschland / Spannien / Netherlands / Engellandt / France / Vngern / Austria / Sweden / Poland / and in all provinces / in East: and West India etc.

The name Aviso means letter, announcement or message. The editor and printer was Julius Adolph von Sons . After his death, the newspaper was published by Elias Holwein until at least 1627 . The last edition of the newspaper appeared probably on December 15, 1632.

It is considered to be the second oldest newspaper in the world, after the Relation of all princes and memorable histories from Strasbourg in Alsace , which was first published in 1605 . The content came from the political correspondence of Duke Friedrich Ulrich von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel , who at that time still resided in Wolfenbüttel. News came from various European cities, including Vienna, Rome, Antwerp and Cologne, and was accordingly of a political-diplomatic-military nature and compiled for an elite readership. The position of the Aviso was Protestant .

In the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in Hanover there is a completely preserved edition from the first year of 1609.

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  • Braunschweiger Zeitung Spezial: 400 years of Aviso. 400 years of newspapers in Germany . No. 1, Braunschweig 2009.
  • Britta Berg: Newspapers and magazines from Braunschweig including Helmstedt (until 1810) and Wolfenbüttel (until 1918) . Braunschweiger Werkstücke, Volume 93, Braunschweig 1995.
  • Wilhelm Hartmann: Wolfenbüttel as the printing site for the “Aviso” from 1609, the oldest periodically printed newspaper . In: Lower Saxony Yearbook for State History . Volume 31, 1959.
  • Hans Jessen: Where does the Aviso come from? A contribution to the early history of the German newspaper. In: Gazette, Vol. 1. 1955, issue 3, p. 182 ff.
  • Günter Kieslich : Where does the Aviso come from? Findings on an essay of the same name by Dr. Hans Jessen. In: Publizistik, 1. Jg. 1956, Issue 4, pp. 208-221.
  • Armin Maus (Red.): Aviso Relation or newspaper: what has happened and what has happened in Germany and Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Engelland, France, Ungern, Austria, Sweden, Poland and in all provinces in East and West India ; so here on September 23rd. Arrived , facsimile of the Wolfenbüttel Von Söhne edition of September 23, 1610, Braunschweiger Zeitungsverlag, Braunschweig 2010.
  • Georg Ruppelt : It began in 1609 with the Aviso newspapers in Lower Saxony . Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library in cooperation with the VNZV, Association of Northwest German Newspaper Publishers e. V., in the reading room / small specialties series from the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library - Lower Saxony State Library , Issue 24, Verlag Niemeyer, Hameln, 2007, ISBN 978-3-8271-8824-3 .
  • Walter Schöne (Ed.): The Aviso of the year 1609. The German newspaper in the first century of its existence (1609–1700) . Volume 1, with facsimile print of the year 1609 of the Aviso , Leipzig 1939.

Individual evidence

  1. Economic Encyclopedia of 1773
  2. a b Horst-Rüdiger Jarck, Dieter Lent et al. (Ed.): Braunschweigisches Biographisches Lexikon: 8th to 18th century . Braunschweig 2006, p. 657.
  3. Horst-Rüdiger Jarck, Dieter Lent et al. (Ed.): Braunschweigisches Biographisches Lexikon: 8th to 18th Century , Braunschweig 2006, p. 357
  4. Robert von Lucius: Don't be a mole! In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , January 19, 2007