La Gazette: Official Government Newspaper

Theophraste Renaudot, physician started to print La Gazette (later La Gazette de France), which was France’s first Official government newspaper. Beginning on May 30th 1631, La Gazette was published weekly in Paris. It only printed news approved by Cardinal Richelieu, who was Renaudot’s patron.

Additional Information:

  • Théophraste Renaudot – Wikipedia
    Théophraste Renaudot (1586 – 25 October 1653) was a French physician, philanthropist, and journalist. Mark Tungate has termed him the “first French journalist” and the “inventor of the personal ad”.
  • La Gazette (France) – Wikipedia
    La Gazette (French pronunciation: ​[la ɡazɛt]), originally Gazette de France, was the first weekly magazine published in France. It was founded by Théophraste Renaudot and published its first edition on 30 May 1631.
  • La Gazette | French newspaper |
    Théophraste Renaudot, (born 1586?, Loudun, France—died Oct. 25, 1653, Paris), physician and social-service administrator who, as the founder of France’s first newspaper, is considered the father of French journalism.
  • Théophraste Renaudot Issues “La Gazette”, the First French Weekly …
    French physician, philanthropist and journalist, Théophraste RenaudotOffsite Link, with the support of Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu (Cardinal Richlieu), published the first issue of La Gazette, the first French weekly magazine, on May 30, 1631.
      May 30th 1631
      Theophraste Renaudot
      Paris, France
      1586, Loudun, France
      October 25, 1653, Paris, France
      University of Montpellier

Theophraste Renaudot

2 thoughts on “La Gazette: Official Government Newspaper

  1. Tarang says:


    Can you please let me know where can I get to buy an original issue of the French newspaper ‘LA Gazette’ published on date 19 October 1680.

    Mumbai, India

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