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List of famous male lexicographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male lexicographers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being lexicographers. There are thousand of males working as lexicographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic lexicographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a lexicographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

List ranges from Willard R. Espy to Frederick James Furnivall, plus much more.

While this isn't a list of all male lexicographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male lexicographers?" and "Who are the best male lexicographers?"
Samuel Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Lexicographers
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Samuel Johnson, 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. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the ...more

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Age: Died at 75 (1709-1784)

Birthplace: Lichfield, United Kingdom

Profession: Lexicographer, Poet, Biographer, Essayist, Critic

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#4 on History's Greatest Essayists

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J. R. R. Tolkien is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Lexicographers
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1892-1973)

Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa

Profession: Philologist, Poet, Author, Writer

Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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#3 on The Best Catholic Authors

#9 on The Best Writers of All Time

#60 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#1 on The Best Fantasy Authors

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William Craigie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Lexicographers
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Sir William Alexander Craigie was a philologist and a lexicographer. A graduate of the University of St Andrews, he was the third editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and co-editor of the 1933 supplement. From 1916 to 1925 he was also Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the ...more

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Age: Died at 90 (1867-1957)

Birthplace: Dundee, United Kingdom

Profession: Lexicographer

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Eric Partridge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Lexicographers
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Eric Honeywood Partridge was a New Zealand–British lexicographer of the English language, particularly of its slang. His writing career was interrupted only by his service in the Army Education Corps and the RAF correspondence department during World War II. ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1894-1979)

Birthplace: New Zealand

Profession: Lexicographer, Writer

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