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Chalmers, Alexander

Born: 1759 AD
Died: 1834 AD

1759 – Born on March 29th in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Scottish editor and biographer.

1797 – Chalmers wrote "Glossary to Shakespeare".

1810 – Chalmers’ "Glossary to Shakespeare" was followed by "The Works of the English Poets from Chaucer to Cowper", a revised and expanded version of Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets.

1812-1817 – Best known for his "General Biographical Dictionary", a 32-volume revision of work first published in 11 volumes.

1834 – Died on December 10th in London, England.