Samuel Johnson was an English writer, poet, essayist, literary critic, biographer and lexicographer. He published A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, and it was considered the pre-eminent English dictionary for more than a century.
Christening: Samuell Johnson, 9 September 1709 at Saint Mary, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Father: Michael Johnson.
He married Elizabeth Porter, a woman who was more than 20 years his senior  and the widow of his friend. There were no children from this union.
1732–33 Birmingham Journal
1747 Plan for a Dictionary of the English Language
1750–52 The Rambler
1753–54 The Adventurer
1756 Universal Visiter
1756- The Literary Magazine, or Universal Review
1758–60 The Idler
1770 The False Alarm
1771 Thoughts on the Late Transactions Respecting Falkland's Islands
1774 The Patriot
1775 A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
Taxation No Tyranny
1781 The Beauties of Johnson
1728 Messiah, a translation into Latin of Alexander Pope's Messiah
1747 Prologue at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane
1749 The Vanity of Human Wishes
Irene, a Tragedy
1735 A Voyage to Abyssinia, by Jerome Lobo, translated from the French
1744 Life of Mr Richard Savage
1745 Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth
1756 "Life of Browne" in Thomas Browne's Christian Morals
Proposals for Printing, by Subscription, the Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare
1765 Preface to the Plays of William Shakespeare
The Plays of William Shakespeare
1779–81 Lives of the Poets
1755 Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language
A Dictionary of the English Language
1759 The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
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