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Samuel Pepys
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Born in Whitechapel, London
Born on 23rd of February 1633
Died in Clapham, London
Died on 26th of May 1703

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1633 - 1703 . English diarist & Admiralty official.

Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge. Became Secretary to the Admiralty in 1672, removed from office in 1688. Became president of Royal Society. His famous Dairy ran from 1 January 1660 to 31 May 1669, giving account of contemporary life, highlighting three major events including the great plague and great fire of London.

Watched the great fire from here .
Buried here
Baptised here
Married here

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http://www.pepysdiary.com/ The Diary
http://www.pepys.info/ Fan Site

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