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Samuel Pepys

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Birthday
23, 1633
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 26, 1703 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
23, 1633
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 26, 1703 (70)

About

Seventeenth-century English Member of Parliament who also served as British Naval Administrator. He is best known for an historically significant diary that he kept between 1660 and 1669.

Before Fame

He attended Magdalene College, Cambridge and quickly rose through the administrative ranks of the British Navy.

Trivia

His famous diary, published over a century after his death, details such English Restoration period events as the Great Fire of London, the Second Anglo-Dutch War, and the Great Plague of London.

Family Life

He and his ten siblings were born in London. He married Elisabeth de St Michel in 1655.

Associated With

During the reign of Charles II of England, Pepys served as Chief Secretary to the Royal Navy Admiralty.