James Boswell

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James Boswell
James Boswell of Auchinleck.jpg
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Portrait of James Boswell
Born29 October 1740(1740-10-29)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Dee'd19 Mey 1795(1795-05-19) (aged 54)
Lunnon, Ingland
ThriftLawer, diarist, biografer
CeetizenshipGreat Breetain
Alma materVarsity o Edinburgh
Varsity o Glesga
Utrecht Varsity
Notable warksLife of Johnson
SpooseMargaret Montgomerie
BairnsAlexander Boswell (1775–1822)
James Boswell (1778–1822)
Veronica (1773–1795)
Euphemia (1774 – c. 1834)
Elizabeth (1780–1814)
Charles Boswell
(extramarital) (1762–1764)
Sally (extramarital) (1767–1768?)

James Boswell, 9t Laird o Auchinleck (/ˈbɒzˌwɛl, -wəl/; 29 October 1740 – 19 Mey 1795), wis a Scots biografer an diarist, born in Edinburgh. He is best kent for the biografie he wrote o ane o his contemporaries, the Inglis leeterar feegur Samuel Johnson, that is commonly said tae be the greatest biografie written in the Inglis leid.[1][2]

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  1. Root, Douglas (2014). "Two "Most Un-Clubbable Men": Samuel Johnson, Benjamin Franklin, and Their Social Circles". In Baird, Ileana (ed.). Social Networks in the Long Eighteenth Century: Clubs, Literary Salons, Textual Coteries. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. p. 256. ISBN 1443866784. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  2. Rollyson, Carl, ed. (2005). British Biography: A Reader. New York: iUniverse. p. 77. ISBN 0595364098. Retrieved 30 July 2017.