On This Day: 1st Encyclopedia Britannica was Published

On this day, 1768, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was published.


Encyclopedia Britannica (1768-present)

Britannica Fun Facts:

  • Oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print
  • Over 100 full-time editors
  • Contains  approximately 40 million words and 500,000 topics
  • It is a privately owned by Swiss billionaire, Jacqui Safra.
  • The company was once owned by Sears Roebuck
  • Albert Einstein and Marie Curie both wrote for Britannica

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