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Samuel Pepys

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
1. Samuel Pepys Marker
Inscription.
In a house on this site
Samuel Pepys,
Diarist,
was born.
1632-1703

 
Erected by City of London Corporation.
 
Location. 51° 30.834′ N, 0° 6.369′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is on Salisbury Court just south of Fleet Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Salisbury Court, City of London, England EC4Y 1EL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sunday Times Premiere Issue (a few steps from this marker); Bradbury & Evans (within shouting distance of this marker); The Standard (within shouting distance of this marker); Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); All the Year Round, conducted by Charles Dickens (about 90 meters away); The Daily Express (about 90 meters away); Francis Barber (about 180 meters away); The Automobile Association (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .  Samuel Pepys (Wikipedia). "Samuel Pepys FRS (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 15, 2017
2. Samuel Pepys Marker - Wide View
who is most famous for the diary that he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man. Pepys had no maritime experience, but he rose to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under both King Charles II and King James II through patronage, hard work, and his talent for administration. His influence and reforms at the Admiralty were important in the early professionalisation of the Royal Navy....The detailed private diary that Pepys kept from 1660 until 1669 was first published in the 19th century and is one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period. It provides a combination of personal revelation and eyewitness accounts of great events, such as the Great Plague of London, the Second Dutch War, and the Great Fire of London." (Submitted on December 8, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Samuel Pepys image. Click for full size.
Etching by C.O. Murray after a 1665 painting by John Hayls (courtesy of NYPL)
3. Samuel Pepys
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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