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Noah Webster (1758–1843)

Webster, Noah. A celebrated American lexicographer; born at Hartford, CT, Oct. 16, 1758; died in New Haven, CT, May 28, 1843. He published: ‘A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, etc., in Three Parts’ (1783–85), which was spelling-book, grammar, and reader combined; ‘A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language’ (1807); a ‘Philosophical and Practical Grammar of the English Language’ (1807); and then his great work, ‘American Dictionary of the English Language’ (2 vols., 4to, 1828). He superintended the publication of the second edition of his dictionary (1840–41).