Born In: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Noah Webster became one of the most distinguished lexicographers in the United States of America after he published ‘The American Speller’, which also came to be known as ‘The Blue-Backed Speller’. He was extremely obsessive about words, grammar and punctuation, which he put together in, perhaps, the most popular spelling books and dictionaries ever created at the time. Webster revealed very early on the requirement for American-English manuals, which lacked during his time. Thus, he went on to pen some of the most prominent spelling and grammar books which are even used in modern times, one of which is ‘An American Dictionary of the English Language’. He was, for half a century, among the most powerful and the most dynamic literary menfolk in the United States. Apart from being a lexicographer, he was also a well-known teacher, political writer, editor and author and was fondly known as the ‘Father of American Scholarship and Education’. Notwithstanding great milestones in the field of education, he also battled for patent laws, a sturdy centralized government, common education and also supported the abolition of slavery. Amid fighting for these causes, he wrote several textbooks, revised fortnightlies and founded the Amherst College. At the time of his demise, he was already an American icon and hero.
Also Known As: Noah Webster Jr.
Died At Age: 84
Spouse/Ex-: Rebecca Greenleaf
father: Noah Webster Sr.
mother: Mercy Steele
siblings: Abraham, Charles, Jerusha, Mercy
children: Eliza Steele Greenleaf Webster, Emily Schotten Webster, Frances Julianna Webster, Harriet Webster, Henry Bradford Greenleaf Webster, Louisa Greenleaf Webster, Mary Webster, William Greenleaf Webster
Born Country: United States
political ideology: Federalist
place of death: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
U.S. State: Connecticut
Founder/Co-Founder: American Minerva
education: Yale University (1778), MA, Yale University (1781),