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Burchfield, Robert William (Robert)

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 2004 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: New Zealand
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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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