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Full Name: John Peter Zenger
(1697-1746) Writer, journalist, editor. Born in Germany, John Peter Zenger came to America when he was 20 and became a printer's apprentice. In 1733 he began publishing the New York Weekly Journal. He was arrested for printing stories critical of the governor and influencing public opinion against the government. His acquittal is considered the first, and one of the greatest, victories for freedom of press in USA.
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1733 New York County
Mr. Zenger began publishing the New York Weekly Journal in 1733. 
1697 (Unknown) County
John Peter Zenger was born in the Palatinate region of Germany in 1697. 
1710 New York County
Mr. Zenger and his family moved from Germany to New York City. 
1718 New York County
Mr. Zenger was apprenticed to printer, William Bradford, until 1718. 
1736 (Unknown) County
A Brief Narrative of the Case and Trial of John Peter Zenger
Mr. Zenger recorded the events surrounding his persecution and trial, which helped instill the idea of freedom of the press. 
1746 (Unknown) County
Mr. Zenger died in New York City in 1946. 
1746 New York County
Mr. Zenger may be buried in an unmarked grave at Trinity Churchyard, Manhattan, New York. 

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