City of London, England, United Kingdom
Dr. Johnson lived and
worked in these courts,
where he compiled his
famous 'A Dictionary of
the English Language.'
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1748.
Location. 51° 30.856′ N, 0° 6.516′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Johnson Court and Fleet Street, on the right when traveling west on Johnson Court. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 167 Fleet Street, City of London, England EC4A 2EA, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Institute of Professional Photography (here, next to this marker); Red Lion Court (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Samuel Johnson (a few steps from this marker); St. Dunstan's Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Crane Court (within shouting distance of this marker); Bolt Court (within shouting distance of this The Tipperary (within shouting distance of this marker); Two Famous Clockmakers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
Also see . . .
1. History of Johnson’s Dictionary. (Submitted on December 30, 2017.)
2. A Dictionary of the English Language (Wikipedia). "Published on 15 April 1755 and written by Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, sometimes published as Johnson's Dictionary, is among the most influential dictionaries in the history of the English language....Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 173 years later, Johnson's was viewed as the pre-eminent English dictionary. According to Walter Jackson Bate, the Dictionary 'easily ranks as one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship, and probably the greatest ever performed by one individual who laboured under anything like the disadvantages in a comparable length of time'." (Submitted on December 30, 2017.)
3. 1755 - Johnson's Dictionary (British Library). "Samuel Johnson's 'Dictionary of the English Language' is one of the most famous dictionaries in history. First published in 1755, the dictionary took just over eight years to compile, required six helpers, and listed 40,000 words. Each word was defined in detail, the definitions illustrated with quotations covering every branch of learning. It was a huge scholarly achievement, a more extensive and complex dictionary than any of its predecessors - and the comparable French Dictionnarre had taken 55 years to compile and required the dedication of 40 scholars." (Submitted on December 30, 2017.)
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