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Dr. Samuel Johnson:

Samuel Johnson was an English writer. He was also known as Dr. Johnson. He was the first Lexicographer in English. He was born in 1709 in England. He was the father of the English dictionary. He was the first person who wrote the English dictionary in 1755. His dictionary had 40000 words. He used pictures and examples in his dictionary to show the use of words. He was also a Shakespeare critic. He died in 1784 at the age of 75 in England. 

Famous Books:

  • A Preface to Shakespeare
  • Rasselas: Prince of Abissinia (Novel)
  • Life of the English Poet.

Famous Poems:

  • The Vanity of Human Wishes.

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