• Born date: 1889-06-01
  • Born in: Lancashire
  • Death date: 1957-03-21
  • Death in: London
Charles Kay Ogden

Charles Kay Ogden (/ˈɔːɡdən, ˈɒɡ-/; 1 June 1889 – 21 March 1957) was an English linguist, philosopher, and writer. Described as a polymath but also an eccentric and outsider, he took part in many ventures related to literature, politics, the arts and philosophy, having a broad impact particularly as an editor, translator, and activist on behalf of a reformed version of the English language.