Noah Webster was born on October 16, 1758, in West Hartford, Connecticut. He was a citizen of the United States and held various occupations such as a journalist, politician, and writer. Webster was educated at Yale University and Yale College. He passed away on May 28, 1843, in New Haven, Connecticut.
Webster was the founder of Merriam-Webster, a leading publisher of language-related reference works. He is known for his significant contributions to American education and the standardization of the English language in the United States, particularly with his dictionaries. Noah Webster's father was also named Noah Webster, and he enabled his son to pursue higher education and ultimately achieve his goals.