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John Murray

Founded 1768, taken over 2002

Institution: John Murray
Publishing company founded in 1768 by John Murray (1745 - 1791) and continued by his descendants John Murray (1778 - 1843), John Murray (1808 - 1892), John Murray (1851-1928), John Murray (1884 - 1967), and John Murray (born 1941). In 2002, John Murray was acquired by Hodder Headline, which was itself acquired in 2004 by French conglomerate Lagardère Group.