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John Harris

English writer, scientist, and Anglican priest

1666   -   1719

country of citizenship: Great Britain
language of expression: English
educated at: Trinity College
occupation: mathematician, writer, philosopher
award received: Fellow of the Royal Society

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John Harris (c. 1666 – 7 September 1719) was an English writer, scientist, and Anglican priest. He is best known as the editor of the Lexicon Technicum: Or, A Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1704), the earliest of English encyclopaedias; as the compiler of the Collection of voyages and travels, published under his name; and as the author of an unfinished county history of Kent.
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