• Born date: 1758-10-16
  • Born in: Connecticut
  • Death date: 1843-05-28
  • Death in: Connecticut
Noah Webster

Noah Webster, Jr. (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843), was a lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer, editor, and prolific author. He has been called the "Father of American Scholarship and Education". His blue-backed speller books taught five generations of American children how to spell and read, secularizing their education.