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Paul Reuter

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The Resume

    (July 21, 1816-February 25, 1899)
    Born in Kassel, Electorate of Hesse
    Birth name was Israel Beer Josaphat
    Founded Reuters
    Granted the title Baron von Reuter (September 7, 1871)
    Pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting

Why he might be annoying:

    He had mutton chops.
    His first news service relied on carrier-pigeons to transmit messages.
    He was driven out of Germany to France after being involved in distributing radical pamphlets at the beginning of the Revolutions in 1848 (he later settled in London).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He started one of the first global news agencies.
    He was portrayed by Edward G. Robinson.
    With mathematician Carl Gauss he helped pioneer electric telegraphy to transmit messages from Brussels to Aachen.
    His first success came in 1859 when he transmitted the text of a speech by Napoleon III to London.
    His agency provided the first European reports on Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
    His son committed suicide in 1915.

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