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Edward Cave

Dates: 1691-1754
Notes:
The Gentleman's Magazine, begun in January 1731, became a successful publication with a circulation of up to 15,000. Cave published poetry (from poets both master and amateur), hard news and analysis (Dr. Samuel Johnson had a column for three years), and even popular science (like Benjamin Franklin's experiments with electricity). Dr. Johnson would later pen a biography of Cave.
References:
Pages 688-690: Timperley, C.H. Encyclopaedia of Literary and Typographical Anecdote, London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.
Online: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4921
Occupations: printer, publisher

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