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Izaak Walton (1593–1683)

Walton, Izaak. The celebrated author of ‘The Compleat Angler’; born at Stafford, England, Aug. 9, 1593; died at Winchester, Dec. 15, 1683. He wrote biographies, of Dr. John Donne (1640), Sir Henry Wotton (1640), Richard Hooker (1662), George Herbert (1670), and Dr. Robert Sanderson (1678). ‘The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man’s Recreation’ (1653) is one of the great English classics. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).