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Nathan Bailey

AKA Nathaniel Bailey

Born: ?
Died: 27-Jun-1742
Location of death: Stepney, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Lexicographer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Dictionarium Britannicum

Nathan, or Nathaniel, Bailey, an English philologist and lexicographer. He compiled a Dictionarium Britannicum: a more compleat universal etymological English dictionary than any extant, bearing the date 1730, but supposed to have been published in 1721. This was a great improvement on all previous attempts, and formed the basis of Dr Samuel Johnson's greatwork. Bailey, who was a Seventh-day Baptist (admitted 1691), had a school at Stepney, near London, and was the author of Dictionarium Domesticum and several other educational works. He died on the 27th of June 1742.

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