Samuel Johnson, English Man of Letters

by Sir Joshua Reynolds

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Samuel Johnson
  • Birth: September 18, 1709, Lichfield, UK
  • Death: December 13, 1784, London, UK
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: English "Man of Letters" who wrote A Dictionary of the English Language; The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland; and Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; and annotated the Plays of William Shakespeare
  • Included in lists (What's This?): GGB; HC; Bloom

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