Peter Mark Roget
From 1834 to 1837 he was Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution.
On April 29, 1852, his work Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases was published, which quickly gained importance as Roget's Thesaurus for the English language. The first edition was 15,000 words. The vocabulary was divided into six classes:
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- Animal and Vegetable Physiology considered with reference to Natural Theology - one of the Bridgewater Treatises with an explanation of an optical illusion when looking at the spokes of a spinning wheel through vertical openings.
- Altius Directory: Thesaurus-Day 2011 (English), accessed on April 28, 2011
- Roget's Spiral. Retrieved October 24, 2013 .
- In: Annalen der Physik und Chemie, 1825, Volume 5, pp. 93-104
|SURNAME||Roget, Peter Mark|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||English lexicographer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 18, 1779|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 12, 1869|
|Place of death||West Malvern , Worcestershire|