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Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.

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Born: 1 May 1672 in Wiltshire

Died: 17 June 1719

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