"Doctor Johnson"
doctor johnson
Public Domaindoctor johnson - Credit: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Samuel Johnson was an eighteenth-century English writer and poet. In 1755, he worked with a team to create the first English language dictionary. A commentator on life and society, Johnson is still much quoted today and was the subject of one of the most famous literary biographies of all time, The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. Born in Lichfield, Dr Johnson is remembered as one of the town's most famous sons. The house where he was born is now a museum.