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Dictionaries are an important tool to learn languages, but we can use them because of the essential work of lexicographers, in the following text you can read about one of the most important lexicographers of the English language.


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Dr Samuel Johnson (Lichfield 18 September 1709 – London13 December 1784)

On 2009 we remembered Samuel Johnson´s 300th birthday, he was an English author, a journalist, poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
Johnson started his career working as a teacher and moved to London where he began to write for magazines. He wrote essays, biographies, poems, plays and after nine years of work, Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755; it had a far-reaching impact on Modern English. The Dictionary brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary, 150 years later, Johnson’s was viewed as the pre-eminent British dictionary.
After a series of illnesses he died on the evening of 13 December 1784, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.