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James Knowles (1759 - 1840):
Teacher and lexicographer


James Knowles was born in Dublin and worked as a schoolteacher in Cork and London. Belfast Academical Institution appointed him teacher of English in 1815, but dismissed him in 1816. He went to London, where he pursued study in lexicography and produced a Pronouncing Dictionary in 1835. He was a cousin of Richard Brindsley Sheridan, the playwright.

Born: 1759
Died: 6 February 1840
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