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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson , often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and is described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, described by Walter Jackson Bate as "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature".

Birth: 1709-09-18

Died: 1784-12-13

Nickname: Samuel Johnson

Occupation: Essayist, lexicographer, biographer, poet

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