an issue of 1660[a]
|Founded||November 28, 1640|
|Ceased publication||December 1768|
Milano was the first gazette published in the city of Milan. The first known number still in existence is dated 28 November 1640,[b] but it is probable that the printing started some months before. As all the newspapers of such time, it derived directly from hand-writing newssheets. It is probable, but it is not verified, that the editor of the Milano was Filippo Velasca who during the 1640s was a compiler of handwritten Avvisi in Milan.
Since 1640 the typographer was surely the Malatesta family who continued to publish it for all the life of the newspaper. The Malatestas were the official printer of the government in Duchy of Milan, having the monopoly of the official publications. They succeeded to pass this privilege for many generations, from Panfolfo (fl. 1594—1626) to Giulio Cesare (fl. 1635—1664), Giovanni Battista (fl. 1635—1654), Marc'Antonio Pandolfo (fl. 1664—1715) who in January 1672 started to print his name in the last page of the newspaper, and finally his nephew, Giuseppe Richini Malatesta (born in 1694 and died in 1793). Due to their privilege of publishing, the Malatestas were like the voice of the Government.
In October 1746 the newspaper took the additional title Ragguaglj di varj paesi (transl. News of many countries), always published by the Malatestas on Wednesdays. Following a decision of Karl Joseph von Firmian, at the beginnings of 1769 this newspaper was substituted by the Gazzetta di Milano, which during that year was directed by Giuseppe Parini.
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