Mercurius Gallobelgicus

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The Mercurius Gallobelgicus was an early printed periodical.[1] Published semi-annually[2] and written in Latin. It first appeared in 1592 in Cologne, Germany, compiled by the Dutch Catholic refugee Michael ab Isselt, under the pseudonym "D. M. Jansonius".[3] It was distributed widely, even finding its way to readers in England.[4]

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  1. ^ Winston, Brian (2005). Messages. New York: Routledge. p. 41. ISBN 0-415-23222-8. 
  2. ^ Shaaber, M. A. (1932). "The History of the First English Newspaper". Studies in Philology. 29 (4): 551–587. JSTOR 4172183. doi:10.2307/4172183. 
  3. ^ Samuel De Wind, Bibliotheek der Nederlandsche geschiedschrijvers (Middelburg, Gebroeders Abrahams, 1835), p. 216.
  4. ^ Joad Raymond, Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2003), pp. 128-129.