Peter Mark Roget

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget Full Name: Peter Mark Roget


Profession: Lexicographer and Inventor
Why Famous: Best known for publishing the "Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus) in 1852, Roget was also a physician who studied tuberculosis and the effects of nitrous oxide (laughing gas).

Born: January 18, 1779
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

Died: September 12, 1869 (aged 90)

Historical Events in the Life of Peter Mark Roget

  • 1852-04-29 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published

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