Dr Peter Mark Roget
(1779-1869)

Died aged c. 90

Peter Mark Roget LRCP FRS FRCP FGS FRAS (UK: /ˈrɒʒeɪ/ US: /roʊˈʒeɪ/; 18 January 1779 – 12 September 1869) was a British physician, natural theologian, lexicographer and founding secretary of The Portico Library. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, a classified collection of related words. He also read a paper to the Royal Society about a peculiar optical illusion in 1824, which is often regarded as the origin of the persistence of vision theory that was later commonly used to explain apparent motion in film and animation.

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Peter Mark Roget 1779-1869 Physician and compiler of the Thesaurus Co-founder of Manchester's Medical School

University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom where they was

Portico Library - 1806 Thomas Harrison architect (1744-1829) Richard Cobden John Dalton Elizabeth Gaskell Sir Robert Peel Thomas de Quincey Peter Mark Roget were readers here

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In honour of Peter Mark Roget 1779 - 1869. Physician and philologist, author of the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases, graduate of the University.

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