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John Forster (1812–1876)

Forster, John. An English biographer and historical writer; born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, April 2, 1812; died in London, Feb. 2, 1876. He was educated for the law; held one or two public offices, and finally engaged in literature and journalism. He is noted for his ‘Life of Charles Dickens’ (1871–74). He also wrote: ‘Statesmen of the Commonwealth of England’ (1831–34); ‘Life of Oliver Goldsmith’ (1848); ‘Biographical and Historical Essays’ (1859); etc.