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Walton, Izaak (Izaac, the Father of Angling)

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Born: 1593 AD
Died: 1683 AD, at 90 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Authors, Writers

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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.


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