Noah Webster Biography

Noah Webster, Jr., was an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education. According to Ellis he gave Americans "a secular catechism to the nation-state".

Webster's name has become synonymous with "dictionary" in the United States, especially the modern Merriam-Webster dictionary that was first published in 1828 as An American Dictionary of the English Language. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the nation. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Noah Webster
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Lexicographer, Journalist, Author
Religion:
Congregational church
Date of Birth:
October 16, 1758
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
May 28, 1843
Age at Death:
84
Marriages
Noah Webster Timeline
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