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List of famous lexicographers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top lexicographers in the world? This includes the most prominent lexicographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable lexicographers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic lexicographers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned lexicographers.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known lexicographers to the lesser known lexicographers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the lexicographer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous lexicographers ever?" and "What are the names of famous lexicographers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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James Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Lexicographers
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Sir James Augustus Henry Murray was a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1879 until his death. ...more

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Philip Babcock Gove was an American lexicographer who was editor-in-chief of the Webster's Third New International Dictionary, published in 1961. Born in Concord, New Hampshire, he received his A.B. from Dartmouth College, his A.M. from Harvard University, his Ph.D. from Columbia University, and his ...more

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Thomas Dyche is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Lexicographers
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Thomas Dyche


Reverend Thomas Dyche was an English schoolmaster and lexicographer from Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He published a number of books on the English language including one thought to be the first English book published in Asia. He is remembered for his reference books and his contribution to pronunciation. ...more

Noah Webster is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Lexicographers
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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 ...more

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