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Walton, Izaak

Born: 1593 AD
Died: 1683 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Authors, Writers

1593 – Born on August 9th in Stafford, Staffordshire, England. English writer, author of The Compleat Angler.

1614 – He had a shop in Fleet Street, two doors west of Chancery Lane. Here, in the parish of St. Dunstan’s, he gained the friendship of John Donne, then vicar of that church.

1626 – His first wife, married in December, was Rachel Floud, a great-great-niece of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer.

1653 – Came out the first edition of his famous book, The Compleat Angler.

1662 – He found a home at Farnham Castle with George Morley, bishop of Winchester, to whom he dedicated his Life of George Herbert and also that of Richard Hooker; and from time to time he visited Charles Cotton in his fishing house on the Dove.

1683 – Died on December 15th in his daughter’s house at Winchester, Hampshire, England.