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Kraków in Kraków Powiat, Małopolska, Poland
 

Merkuriusz Polski / The Polish Mercury

 
 
Merkuriusz Polski / The <i>Polish Mercury</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
1. Merkuriusz Polski / The Polish Mercury Marker
Inscription.  
W tej kamienicy
zwanej
Szoberowska
3 stycznia roku 1661
powstała
pierwsza
w Polsce
gazeta
Merkvrivsz
Polski

Wydawana
przez
Aleksandra
Gorczyna

Tablicę
wmurowano
w 300-lecie
prasy polskiej

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(English translation:)

On January 3, 1661, in this building called Szoberowska (i.e., named after the Szober family), the first newspaper in Poland, The Polish Mercury, was published by Alexander Gorczyn.

This tablet was installed on the 300th anniversary of the Polish press.

 
Erected 1961.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 50° 3.66′ N, 19° 56.428′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is on Mały Rynek just north of Sienna, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mały Rynek 6, Kraków, Małopolska 33-332, Poland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

Merkuriusz Polski / The <i>Polish Mercury</i> Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 22, 2018
2. Merkuriusz Polski / The Polish Mercury Marker - Wide View
"Merkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny (The Polish Mercury Ordinary; full title:...The Polish Mercury, Encompassing All the World's Affairs, for the Common Knowledge) was the first Polish newspaper (actually, a weekly), published from 1661, first in Kraków, then in Warsaw....Though short-lived, it gave its name to several later newspapers, notably the Merkuriusz Polski published in London, 1955–58." - Wikipedia
. Andrzej Badurski (within shouting distance of this marker); Kamienica Strzemboszowska / The Strzemboszowska House (within shouting distance of this marker); Prałatówka Kościoła Mariackiego (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Kamienica Pod Trzema Lipami / House Under the Three Linden Trees (about 90 meters away); Stanisław Wyspiański (about 90 meters away); Jan Kanty Lasota (about 120 meters away); January Uprising Recruitment Site (about 150 meters away); Rafał Józef Czerwiakowski (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kraków.
 
Also see . . .  Merkuriusz Polski Ordynaryjny (Wikipedia). (Submitted on June 18, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. journalism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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