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Peter Mark Roget

English physician and philologist

1779   -   1869

country of citizenship: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Edinburgh
occupation: lexicographer, physician, physicist
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Geological Society, Goulstonian Lectures

Peter Mark Roget (UK: US: ; 18 January 1779 – 12 September 1869) was a British physician, natural theologian, lexicographer and founding Secretary of The Portico Library. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, a classified collection of related words. He also submitted a paper to the Royal Society documenting the phi phenomenon in 1824.
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