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Noah Webster

Lexicographer Noah Webster

Profession: Lexicographer

United States of America

Biography: He developed the American Dictionary of the English Language that was first published in 1828.

Born: October 16, 1758
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: May 28, 1843 (aged 84)

Married Life

  • 1789-10-26 Lexicographer Noah Webster (31) weds Rebecca Greenleaf

Historical Events

  • 1793-12-09 Noah Webster establishes New York's 1st daily newspaper, the "American Minerva"
  • 1828-04-14 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

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