Peter Mark Roget  

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Peter Mark Roget (January 18 1779, LondonSeptember 12 1869), the son of a Swiss clergyman, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and became a distinguished physician and lexicographer best known for creating the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words.

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