In 1790, the Greek typographers Poulios Markidis-Pouliou and Georgios Markidis-Pouliou, from Siatista, started publishing the newspaper in the Greek, Serbian ("Illyrian") and German languages, after successfully negotiating a license from the Austrian authorities. Vienna, the Austrian capital, was at that time an important commercial center for Greek merchants. The newspaper published the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen in serials, as well as several works by Rigas Feraios. The newspaper's run lasted until 1797, when Georgios Pouliou was arrested along with Rigas Feraios for their publication of "revolutionary and godless" works, and the paper was shut down in January 1798.
- The issues of a newspaper published by the Zakynthian George Bendotis in June–July 1784 in Vienna are no longer extant.
- Kōnstantinos Dēmaras. A history of modern Greek literature. SUNY Press, 1972. ISBN 978-0-87395-071-8, p. 162
- (Greek) Matsou, Katerina (2006-06-18). ""Εφημερίς" (1790-1797) - Ο άθλος και η περιπέτεια της πρώτης ελληνικής εφημερίδας". Archived from the original on 1 April 2008. Retrieved 9 July 2008.
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