BOOK LICHFIELD HOTELS

Featured Destination

March 2020: West Norfolk

Welcome to West Norfolk, a truly special place of unspoilt charm and natural beauty, where tranquillity and relaxation are the order of the day.

Set against ...More
More Uk destinations

Samuel Johnson
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire
Born on 18th of September 1709
Died in London
Died on 13rd of December 1784

Quotes from Samuel Johnson

'The finest landscape is improv'... More

Born 1709 . Died 1784 - Writer, critic & lexicographer


Better known as Doctor Johnson, he was a writer, critic and lexicographer. In 1747 he started a Dictionary of the English Language which took him eight years to complete and for this he was awarded an honorary degree at Oxford. During this time he also wrote and edited a bi-weekly periodical The Rambler. Also famed for his monumental Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (10 vols, 1779-81). He was buried in Westminster Abbey.

Links:
internal link Birthplace Museum
internal link Dr Johnsons House in London
internal link Buried Here

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Samuel Johnson?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

14820 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out. - William Wordsworth
More Quotes

On this day:
Death of Richard I - 1199, The Declaration of Arbroath - 1320, Dover Straits Earthquake - 1580, First Modern Olympics - 1896, America Enters World War One - 1917, Salt March Ends - 1930
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages