Joseph Addison

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Milestones

1 May 1672
JA , poet, dramatist, periodical essayist, and civil servant, was born at Milston near Amesbury in Wiltshire, one of six children and the eldest one to survive.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Lancelot Addison
17 June 1719
JA , poet, dramatist, periodical essayist, and civil servant, died. His health had declined rapidly; he had lung trouble and had probably suffered a stroke.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Johnson, Samuel. Lives of the English Poets. Hill, George BirkbeckEditor , Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1905.
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Biography

Birth, Background, Education

1 May 1672
JA , poet, dramatist, periodical essayist, and civil servant, was born at Milston near Amesbury in Wiltshire, one of six children and the eldest one to survive.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
under Lancelot Addison