Paul Julius Reuter

A portrait of Paul Julius von Reuter by Rudolf Lehmann, circa 1869. Public domain

Paul Julius Reuter had a knack for filling in the gaps in communication systems, and make a lot of money doing so. And eventually, he managed to to turn Reuters - which he had named himself after - into the largest international news service in the world.

Tracy's Research:

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  • Entwhistle, John. “Paul Julius Reuter’s startup: From Brussels to Aix.” Historical Perspectives. Thompson Reuters. 7/20/2016.
  • Entwhistle, John. “The Reuters on Finsbury Square: Dr Davies I presume?.” Historical Perspectives. Thompson Reuters. 7/21/2016.
  • Entwhistle, John. “Reuters telegraphic despatch office: Location location.” Thompson Reuters. 7/22/2016.
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  • Entwhistle, John. “Where is Mrs Reuter?” Thompson Reuters. 8/1/2013.

Topics in this Podcast: European history, journalism, biographies, 19th century