James Boswell

James Boswell bio

Birth Name: James Boswell

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Scotland

Date Of Birth: October 29, 1740

Date Of Death: May 19, 1795

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

James Boswell was born on the 29th of October, 1740. He was popular for being a Novelist. Scottish author whose 1791 work, Life of Samuel Johnson, was lauded by critic Harold Bloom as the greatest English-language biography ever written. Boswell’s other works include The Cub at Newmarket (1762) and Account of Corsica (1768).

James Boswell was born in Scotland. During his time at the University of Edinburgh, he suffered from depression and poor health. He later continued his education at the University of Glasgow and went on to study law at Utrecht University. In the 1780s, his health began to decline as a result of alcoholism and venereal disease. He passed away in London in 1795.

James Boswell was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James Boswell was born in 1740s.

James Boswell is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James Boswell’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on James Boswell’s parents.

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Personal Life

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James Boswell was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: James Boswell
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: James Boswell was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: James Boswell was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: James Boswell had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

James Boswell’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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