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George Smith (1824—1901) publisher, businessman, and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography

Leslie Stephen (1832—1904) author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography

Sir Sidney Lee (1859—1926) second editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and literary scholar

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The brainchild of the publisher George Smith. The work began in 1882 with Sir Leslie Stephen as editor and the last volume appeared in 1900. Supplements and updates have followed and Oxford University Press's new edition appeared in 2004.

Subjects: Literature — History.


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