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Burchfield, Robert William

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 2004 AD
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1923 – He was born in Wanganui, New Zealand, on the 27th of January.

         – He studied at Victoria University in Wellington and, later, at Magdalen College, Oxford University in England on a Rhodes Scholarship, where he was mentored by J.R.R. Tolkien.

1957-1986 – He edited the second Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary.

         – He produced a controversial, substantially rewritten edition of Modern English Usage, the famous style guide to the English language by Henry Watson Fowler.

2004 – He died on the 5th of July.

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