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City of London, England, United Kingdom
 

Dr. Samuel Johnson

 
 
Dr. Samuel Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Dr. Samuel Johnson Marker
Inscription.  
In a house on this
site Doctor
Samuel Johnson
lived between
1765-1776

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the UK, England, City of London Corporation series list.
 
Location. 51° 30.868′ N, 0° 6.518′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker can be reached from Johnson's Court just north of Fleet Street. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Court (a few steps from this marker); Red Lion Court (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 marker);
Dr. Samuel Johnson Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Dr. Samuel Johnson Marker - wide view
Francis Barber (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Dr. Samuel Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found in an open courtyard between passageways on Johnson's Court that lead to Johnson's house on Gough Square.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Johnson (Wikipedia). "Samuel Johnson LL.D. (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He was a devout Anglican and a generous philanthropist. Politically, he was a committed Tory. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography describes Johnson as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of James Boswell's The Life of Samuel Johnson, described by Walter Jackson Bate as 'the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature'." (Submitted on July 24, 2018.) 
 
Dr. Samuel Johnson image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 17, 2018
3. Dr. Samuel Johnson
Less than 100 meters from the marker, within Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, there hangs this copy of the 1772 portrait of Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Johnson was a frequent patron of the pub, and the portrait is said to hang above Johnson's favorite seat - the seat in which your correspondent deemed himself fortunate to have had lunch in, but also quite unworthy of occupying.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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