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Noah Webster

Lexicographer
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: West Hartford
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 October 1758
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: May 28, 1843
Education: Yale University (1778), MA, Yale University (1781),
BIOGRAPHY

Noah Webster was bornon 16 October 1758 in West Hartford, American, is Lexicographer. Noah Webster became one of the most distinguished lexicographers in the United States of America after he published ‘The American Speller’, which also came to be known as ‘The Blue-Backed Speller’. He was extremely obsessive about words, grammar and punctuation, which he put together in, perhaps, the most popular spelling books and dictionaries ever created at the time. Webster revealed very early on the requirement for American-English manuals, which lacked during his time. Thus, he went on to pen some of the most prominent spelling and grammar books which are even used in modern times, one of which is ‘An American Dictionary of the English Language’. He was, for half a century, among the most powerful and the most dynamic literary menfolk in the United States. Apart from being a lexicographer, he was also a well-known teacher, political writer, editor and author and was fondly known as the ‘Father of American Scholarship and Education’. Notwithstanding great milestones in the field of education, he also battled for patent laws, a sturdy centralized government, common education and also supported the abolition of slavery. Amid fighting for these causes, he wrote several textbooks, revised fortnightlies and founded the Amherst College. At the time of his demise, he was already an American icon and hero.

TIMELINE
1843

He passed away on May 28, 1843 and is buried at Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, Connecticut

1841

The book sold quickly and went on to spawn three more editions from 1841 to 1845

1833

He changed some of the words that he believed were ‘offensive’ for women, in 1833

1829

In 1829, ‘The American Spelling Book’ was once again renamed to ‘The Elementary Spelling Book’

1828

His magnum opus, ‘An American Dictionary of the English Language’, which took twenty eight years to complete, was finally published in 1828

1825

In 1825, he finished the dictionary in Paris, France, while he was at the University of Cambridge

1810

He published a brochure on global warming titled, ‘Are Our Winters Getting Warmer?’ in 1810

1806

He printed his first publication that provided explanations titled, ‘A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language’, in 1806

1801

In 1801, he began working on outlining the words that Americans used on a day-to-day basis

1798

In 1798, he moved back to New Haven from New York City and two years later, he was elected as a ‘Federalist’ to the ‘Connecticut House of Representatives’ in 1801 and later from 1802 to 1807

1793

In 1793, he founded the first ‘daily’ in New York titled, ‘American Minerva’, which later came to be known as ‘Commercial Advertiser’

1791

In 1791, he helped found the ‘Connecticut Society for the Abolition of Slavery’

1787

In 1787, he wrote a leaflet under an alias titled ‘An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution Proposed by the Late Convention Held at Philadelphia’

1783

He wrote his first ‘speller’ and grammar publication in 1783 titled, ‘A Grammatical Institute of the English Language’

1781

Despite finding his schedule extremely taxing, he passed his bar examination in 1781

1755

It became so popular that many people believed that it exceeded Samuel Johnson’s 1755 British lexicon masterwork

1500

Two years later, he moved to New York City to edit the ‘Federalist Party’ newspaper at $1500

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