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:

  • Cavendish, Richard. “Paul Julius Reuter born in Germany.” History Today. 7/7/2016. https://www.historytoday.com/richard-cavendish/paul-julius-reuter-born-germany
  • Jewish Virtual Library. “Reuter, Paul Julius, Freiherr von.” https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/reuter-paul-julius-freiherr-von
  • BBC. “Timeline: Pigeons.” The Secret Life of Pigeons. https://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features/pigeons-and-us
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  • Entwhistle, John. “Paul Julius Reuter’s startup: From Brussels to Aix.” Historical Perspectives. Thompson Reuters. 7/20/2016. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/reuters-startup-brussels-aix/
  • Entwhistle, John. “The Reuters on Finsbury Square: Dr Davies I presume?.” Historical Perspectives. Thompson Reuters. 7/21/2016. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/reuters-finsbury-square-dr-davies/
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  • Entwhistle, John. “How did Reuters get its name?.” Thompson Reuters. 3/25/2014. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/how-did-reuters-get-its-name/
  • Entwhistle, John. “Where is Mrs Reuter?” Thompson Reuters. 8/1/2013. https://blogs.thomsonreuters.com/answerson/how-did-reuters-get-its-name/

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