CUT THE RIBBON: EDWARD CAVE

Posted on September 26, 2012 by admin

The first man who founded a “magazine” for publication was Edward Cave. Cave born on 27 February 1691 was an English printer, editor and publisher. It was 1731 when The Gentleman’s Magazine came out  despite several London printers and booksellers said no the the project. Cave took on the task by himself: The Gentleman’s Magazine  was launched  and soon became the most influential and most imitated periodical of its time. It also made Cave wealthy. The very first general-interest magazine of history was born.  The word magazine derives from the Arabic makhazin (“storehouses”) by way of the French language. Varied and full of themes that could be read for a long time and could attract different people, the Magazine was an important revolution, a new form of making culture and an important step into a more democratic knowledge.