The last link to news dynasty dies

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baroness-de-reuterReuters reported that Marguerite, Baroness de Reuter, a European aristocrat  and last survivor of the family that founded the international news agency, died aged 96.

A patron of the arts, she was the widow of Oliver, 4th Baron de Reuter, whose grandfather Paul Julius Reuter established his news service in London in 1851 after starting out in Aachen, Germany, using telegraph cables and carrier pigeons.

Last year Reuters, which had already moved out of its historic headquarters in London’s Fleet Street, the traditional home of the British press, became part of Thomson Reuters Plc.

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