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Samuel Johnson
  • Name: Samuel Johnson
  • Born: 09/18/1709
  • Died: 12/13/1784 (75 years old)
  • Occupation: Literary critic, biographer, essayist, lexicographer, poet, playwright

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September]– 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer. Religiously, he was a devout Anglican, and politically a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history”. He is 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”.

School: Pembroke College, Oxford, (no degree)

Alias: Dr Johnson

Birth Place: Lichfield, Staffordshire, England

Death Place: London, England

Source: Wikipedia

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