The La Gazette or Gazette de France also Mercure Gallant is a company incorporated in the year 1631 edition of their magazine Armand- Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu had been promoted and founded by Théophraste Renaudot. Renaudot was the editor of the first French newspaper. The paper was published until 1915.
This newspaper the May 30, 1631 was published on Friday week, received in 1762 the title Gazette de France and was available until 1915. Comparable to today's reporting, was the newspaper La Gazette, which published the visionary Frenchman Théophraste Renaudot (1586-1653) from 1631. Renaudot is considered the founder of journalism. It was he who invented the most journalistic features, such as news, reports and comments etc..
The readers were given from 1672 to 1674 and then weekly from 1678 to 1714 monthly issues of the magazine with a mix of politics, short again and again slightly scandalous stories, poetry, music.
Before the advent of the printed newspaper reports on current events usually circulated only as handwritten papers. La Gazette first print medium France quickly became the center for the dissemination of news and was thus an excellent means to control information flow in a highly centralized state, ancien régime. Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII. supported the Gazette. Among the early members of the Committee to monitor the Pierre d' Hozier was La Gazette (1592-1660), Vincent Voiture, Guillaume Bautru (1588-1665) and Gautier de Costes de La Calprenède. La Gazette had for goal to inform its readers about social events from the royal household, Société de Cour and abroad. The magazine was mainly focused on political and diplomatic affairs. The price for the Government Gazette supported by cost as an annual subscription in 1774 12 livres and 15 livres in 1785.
As an organ of the royal government there was in the Gazette no reference to the events of the French Revolution, not even about the storming of the Bastille on Tuesday, July 14, 1789 was a clue. To ultimately satisfy his readers was the then editor of the Gazette Charles -Joseph Panckoucke, a supplement entitled Le Gazettin or Gazettchen out with a summary of the discussions at the Constituent National Assembly, National Assembly constituante. Panckouke was a prominent and wealthy publisher of books and journals. Shortly after the French Revolution, he also founded newspapers such as the Mercure de France and in November 1789 Le Moniteur universel. There were also other newspapers as just the La Gazette, Le Journal de Bruxelles and Le Journal de Genève.