Joseph addison by sir godfrey kneller, bt
Joseph addison by sir godfrey kneller, bt
Joseph Addison
(1672-1719)

Died aged c. 47

Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an 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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