*Wienerisches Diarium*, masthead, 1776

*Wienerisches Diarium*, masthead, 1776

Johann Baptist Schönwetter founded the Wienerisches Diarium in 1703, at a time when Emperor Leopold I was promoting the establishment of periodicals. As an official gazette, it still exists today under the name of Wiener Zeitung (as it has been known since 1780), and is thus thought to be the oldest German-language newspaper.

 

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