Melvil Dewey

Melvil Dewey bio

Birth Name: Melvil Dewey

Occupation: Teacher

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: December 10, 1851

Date Of Death: December 26, 1931

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Melvil Dewey was born on the 10th of December, 1851. He was best known for being a Teacher. American librarian and educator who most notably invented the Dewey Decimal system of library classification.

Melvil Dewey was born in New York. He attended Amherst College, where he belonged to Delta Kappa Epsilon, and from where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1874 and a master’s degree in 1877. His classification system used of three-digit Arabic numerals for main classes, with decimals as expansions for more detail.

Melvil Dewey was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Melvil Dewey was born in 1850s.

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

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Personal Life

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Melvil Dewey was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Melvil Dewey
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Melvil Dewey was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: Melvil Dewey was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: Melvil Dewey had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

Melvil Dewey’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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