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, 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 most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson. Born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, Johnson attended Pembroke College, Oxford for just over a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he ...more
Age: Died at 75 (1709-1784)
Birthplace: Lichfield, United Kingdom
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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 Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March ...more
Age: Died at 81 (1892-1973)
Birthplace: Bloemfontein, South Africa
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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 University of Oxford. He married Jessie Kinmond Hutchen of Dundee, born 1864 or 65, died 1947, daughter of William. He lectured on lexicography at the University of Chicago while working on the Dictionary of American English and the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, a project he pioneered. Many twentieth-century American lexicographers studied under Craigie as a part of his lectureship, including ...more
Age: Died at 90 (1867-1957)
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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
Age: Died at 85 (1894-1979)
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