Henry Watson Fowler
(1858-1933)

Died aged c. 75

Henry Watson Fowler (/ˈfaʊlə/; 10 March 1858 – 26 December 1933) was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language. He is notable for both A Dictionary of Modern English Usage and his work on the Concise Oxford Dictionary, and was described by The Times as "a lexicographical genius". After an Oxford education, Fowler was a schoolmaster until his middle age and then worked in London as a freelance writer and journalist, but was not very successful. In partnership with his brother Francis, and beginning in 1906, he began publishing seminal grammar, style and lexicography books. After his brother's death in 1918, he completed the works on which they had collaborated and edited additional works.

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Henry Watson Fowler 1858-1933 Grammarian and lexicographer lived here 1900-1903

14 Paultons Square, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1900-1903)